Made to thrive.
This is what has been constantly on my heart and mind this week. I’ve been thinking about what it means to truly thrive in life, instead of just surviving. I am entering into my final semester of college and to be honest, I just want to get out of here and be finished, as I’m sure other seniors are feeling the same way. With my two online classes, wedding planning, nannying job, leading a dance team, and everyday life stuff, most days I feel as if I’ve just “survived” the day. Life is overwhelming and I am just now coming to the realization that it will always be, and that’s okay. Now is my time to learn how to thrive and not just survive.
We we made to live life abundantly and to dig deep into the grace and truth that only God brings. Sadly, it’s easy to lose sight of that, because we’re human and get caught up in the good and the ugly things that are thrown our way in our life journey. The world is so busy and loud, that we forget the joy that silence and a time of rest and reflection can bring. Let’s learn to slow down and to enjoy the life we’ve been graciously given.
What does it mean to thrive? To thrive means to grow well, to prosper, to flourish and bloom.
Here are some steps that are helping me learn how to thrive:
1. Remembering My Purpose: My purpose is to be in communion with the Lord, to grow deeper in knowledge and reverence of Him, and to make His name known. I need to always have my focus aligned with my purpose. I want to always have my purpose beating alive on my heart, even when I’m feeling exhausted. In His strength, for His glory.
2. Staying Passionate: My passions are my fuel, but it is easy to be distracted with where I want to be in the future. I need to learn to appreciate the process more than the desired result. I need to further develop my passions to keep positive growth in living my life to the fullest.
3. Setting Aside Time To Rest: Rest seems to be a very common theme through my different seasons of life. I’m either on the go, go, go or I just have a ton of things to get done. This semester should be a little less busy for me, which means I can have time to (finally) rest the way I should be. In order to follow through with rest, I need to actually schedule it in. I want to take hold of peace and comfort, that goes along with rest and truly comes from God alone.
What are some ways you’ve learned how to thrive?