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Momentous Living

Spencer Traver

For my first blog post ever, I feel it would be appropriate to start with a devotional on the message behind the name of my blog, Momentous Living. To live momentously means to live significantly, or of great importance. To live momentously does not in any way mean to be more important or significant than someone else. However, it means to make the most of every opportunity and to humbly glorify God through every thought, word, and action.

Momentous Living, or a life of significance, is a challenge for many. At the end of our days, an opinion will be concluded on the life that we have lived. That opinion will most definitely be made up in the minds of others, because whether we like it or not we all have a reputation in the eyes of other people, but it may also be created by yourself. For example, people such as Billy Graham and John Wooden have had the opportunity to write a book reflecting on their long-lived lives here on earth. I want you to ask yourself a question as you read this... "Am I living a life of significance?" If your answer is indifferent at all or you could possibly see regret in the future for not taking that job offer, not calling that friend, or not apologizing to your spouse (these are a few examples), you know that there is something that you need to  live momentously.

Don't leave earth with unfinished business. When our time is up here, we will leave empty-handed. There will be no money, no iPhones, no A+ tests that make the fridge, no possessions, no jewelry, absolutely nothing at all that we can take with us. So my challenge for you is to empty your hands now and give everything that you have to God, today. Your money, your time, your relationships, your grades, your job, your heart...all of it, in God's hands. Not tomorrow, not two weeks from now, not two years from now, but right now. God may have been calling you to stop trying to control your life and make your own plans for your life for a while now; allow God to have full control. He is our Provider (Matt. 6:11), our Protector (Psalm 91:14), our Refuge (Psalm 91:2), our Guidance (Psalm 48:14), our Peace (John 14:27), our Healer (1 Peter 2:24), our Strength (Psalm 46:1), our Comforter (2 Cor. 1:3-4), and our everything, who meets all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). These are just a few of the hats that God wears, but most importantly, God is lovewithout God, we are without love. I'm not sure about you, but provision, protection, refuge, guidance, peace, healing, strength, comfort, needs, and love are all important things in life (in my opinion)! God is the only one who can fulfill these needs, so stop wrestling with Him over who gets the reigns of controlling your life. I promise you, God will always win:

Proverbs 19:21, "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."

Are you making yourself willing and available to the love, protection, strength, guidance, provision, comfort, healing, peace, and meeting of needs that God is offering to you? Are you living a life that says, "I am willing to let God use me in whatever way He has planned to use me" (Isaiah 6:8)? Are you living a daily, "living sacrifice to God" (Romans 12:1)? Are you living momentously?

Psalm 90:12, "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."