Tom Paterson, in his book, “Living The Life You Were Meant To Live,” made a very interesting comment. “God isn’t interested in us just making a living as He is in us ‘making a life’.” There is a difference and sometimes we get the two confused. Time is very precious and it really is the one thing we are not able to get back. Rose Tremain so rightly expresses when she says “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is really it!
As a life coach, I have the privilege of asking the hard questions that help the client see their life from a larger perspective. I often ask questions like- Ten years from now, what difference will this all make? What will you regret not having done? What is important to you and what are you passionate about? How well do you do at self care? I ask these kinds of questions because I desire my clients to live life to the fullest. I really want them to tap into their passions and purpose and that involves more than just earning a paycheck. Now don’t get me wrong. I happen to like money and find it very useful! I am also aware, as Jesus expressed it, that our lives are more than our trinkets and what we possess.
If we just get one go round at this thing called life, isn’t it worth doing some reflection, getting off the treadmill for a few moments to do some deep reflection? What would our lives look like if we were intentional about maximizing our strengths and gifts to make the world a better place? What would our lives look like if we became the people that we always wanted to be and if we made time for the things that are really important to us?
So, are you making a living or making a life? Definitely something to ponder, because time really is precious and it waits for no one.