Henry David Thoreau said, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life.” While I don’t share Thoreau’s passion for an almost absolute seclusion in nature to accomplish this, I do share his desire to live deliberately.
God has called us to purposeful living. One of my biggest fears is to waste my life. I want to look back at the end of my days and know that I made much of Christ while here, that I enjoyed God as Father, and that His purposes were fulfilled in and through me. I want to know I lived my life saying, “Your kingdom come, your will be done,” and truly desired it.