All Work and No Play?
it's time to lighten up!
The world is full of things God has given us specifically to enjoy.
- He wouldn’t have made sunsets if He didn’t want us to find them beautiful
- He wouldn’t have made chocolate if He didn’t want us to find it delicious
’t believe the lie
Sometimes we can get too intense about our Dream, or even so intense about living a life of purpose and impact, that we let ourselves believe the lie that enjoyment is a “temptation.” That fun is for lazy and self-indulgent people.
That lie will get us in trouble. It will leave us exhausted, drained and even bitter.
Far from Impactivity, our lives become an angry march toward productivity that either burns out or burns relationships and health.
some ideas for refueling
We can’t let that happen! One of the best ways to love others and to show them the love of God is to live a life that’s immensely joyful. Here are some ideas on how you can find joy in your life:
seek out ways to use all your senses
seek time to develop intimacy with God
recognize achievements or special moments
- Appreciate: regularly recognize things you are grateful for
actively seek new knowledge
gain a larger view of the world
intentionally love the people in your life
see or think differently
clear out the junk
find new energy by working your body physically
Your life is meant to be joyful. Taking conscious and deliberate time to figure out how you would most enjoy life and including others in the celebration of life you are undertaking is a healthy and wholesome part of the life of Impactivity God desires you to live.
So go do something fun. Right now. Seriously.