Sunday, March 24, 2013

Embracing Life’s Number One Task

“Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfil the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.”
Dr. Viktor Frankl (1905–1997)
Without any shred of doubt life is not life automatically because we live and breathe. No, life has a spiritual quality that only some partake in. Many take the common road, which is laden with the appearance of ease, but is indeed tougher than it needs to be. Few take the road less travelled. And few of the many actually see the advantage in how the few live.
God gives people exactly what they want. Where a person insists on their own way, God insists they should have that freedom—a freedom to choose for bondage.
Life’s number one task—the chief objective—is to assess one’s way and make proper passage, one decision at a time. We all have our problems, as we all have our tasks. Assessment is the first step in making a plan and executing it. By our assessment of things we determine the passage we are to take, and then all we need is courage to act.
It Is a Hard Road to the Easy Life
We live in a life of opposite parameters. We act in one way and we inevitably redeem what we sow, but we are quickly fooled by impure motives.
When we seek the easy life, we end up with a hard life. Yet, when it is our principle to live diligently and morally, which is to the many the longer and harder life, we set ourselves up in the reliability of blessing.
When we learn the lesson that taking responsibility for our lives is blessed, we open a hard gate to the easier life. Living for God may not be the easy life, but it is easier than living without God, simply for the fact that living for the truth provides peace And true freedom, but a freedom that is exacted by a commitment to pay the price that life requires us to pay.
Life is life and there is no better way than to receive.
When we meet the truth of life, and we commit to life beyond our anxious fears, we allow the truth to speak power into our lives. When we live in a way that meets our problems and wrangles with our tasks, not shirking our responsibilities, we are ready to be blessed by God.
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Our problems and our tasks are our responsibility. We cannot delegate this responsibility. How great it is, then, that we have a compassionate God who gives us not what we cannot handle. Our destiny is to execute our responsibilities; to take the road less travelled.
© 2013 S. J. Wickham.

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