For the past few months, I’ve been feeling kind of down. A couple of days ago, I shifted my perspective and have been feeling a lot better.
Basically, I realized I’ve been fixating more on what I want from life than on who I want to be. When you live from a place of want that starts to feel like a place of need, you can’t be happy or whole.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t pursue good things in life. You just need to hold them with a loose hand.
This is one of my favorite verses:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6
When you desire God and His righteousness above all else, you will finally find contentment. The best thing about the joy that comes from pursuing God’s righteousness is that it is available at all times and can never be taken away from you. To get myself excited about pursuing virtue wholeheartedly, I wanted to spend some time daydreaming about the person I want to be. So, here goes.
I want to be the kind of person who…
- Is friendly even when it feels uncomfortable/awkward
- Puts people over tasks/ambitions
- Doesn’t need a romantic relationship to feel complete
- Is easily pleased with the little things in life *cue major geeking out*
- Is willing to do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing
- Puts more energy into loving others than trying to be loved by others
- Trusts God in my suffering (Aren’t the most beautiful women those who rest in God?)
- Stands on truth instead of my emotions
- Serves others without needing recognition for it
- Values righteousness over my reputation
- Is happy for other people instead of jealous of them
- Has a “no-other-option” mentality about obeying God
- Impacts God’s kingdom for good in a big way
- Dies to myself every day
- Has a joy so strong that it strengthens others
- Lives a RADICAL life
- Loves God more than anyone and anything ♥
In the cold light, I live to love and adore you
It’s all that I am, it’s all that I have -There Will Be Time, Mumford & Sons