Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.
This is one of the shortest resolutions and one of my favorite resolutions from Edwards. Why? It is not one of my favorites because it is short, but because he so wonderfully captures what I want my life to be like. If life is not lived to its fullest (and by fullest I mean delighting in Christ by pressing into Him with all the might that I can muster) it’s a waste.
How many people do you and I know who seem to just go about life floating around with no goal, no passion, no drive, no focus, no centralizing desire, or no ambition to move forward into what God has for us here? Too many! I find it funny that 100% of these people I’ve just described will sit down and talk to you about how they know there is more out there for them, and know for a fact that there is more to life than what they are currently experiencing. Yet at the same time they remain in the same life-draining rut of existence, if you can even call it that, and don’t change a thing to move in the direction they know they should go.
What do we need to remedy this? How do we re-orient people onto the right track? Pray. Pray that God would move and raise up people who yearn to “live with all their might” as Edwards’ described. Will this be true of you in 2014 or will you continue to merely go through the motions?