Yes, you read that right, I am dying. We all are, which is why life is so precious. We are not immortals and will one day leave this life behind. I know this is a harsh start, but hear me out. If we could live life forever here on earth then life would not be so precious and no need to live without regrets. It is because our time on earth is limited that our life has value. 

Lately I've been reading and listening to content that has ingrained this into my head. I'm learning more and more that I need to focus on what I do have not what I lack. We are surrounded by by so much beauty yet we focus on all the negative in our life. I get it, believe me, the negative is sometimes so loud that it masks all that's good and in some cases eliminates it. I believed that for a long time, but I couldn't live like that any more. I knew deep down in me that there was more to life than just getting through the day. I began to hold on to that little glimmer of hope and it began to grow. The problem for me still was all the negative going on in my life. I saw no end in sight and everyday was a battle of hope versus reality! I came to the end of myself and surrendered to God, truthfully because I had no where else to go. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them". When I read that scripture it hit me that it never says everything will be good. No, it says God causes everything to work together. Life is hard and there are many obstacles that come our way. I don't know why certain things happen or why circumstances can be so unfair, but what I do know is that we cannot waste our time dwelling on the negative.

Its time to rise up and begin to hope again, dream again and take action! Even if its just acknowledging you are breathing. Whether you believe it now or not, you were made for more. You do have gifts and talents and they were given to you so you could touch someone else's life. The obstacles you have gone through or are going through now are only here for a season and we cannot allow them to dictate the rest of our life. Our time on earth is limited, its precious and more valuable, so do something with it and don't waste it away on what you don't have, wish you could have or comparing your life to your neighbor's. We are given one chance in this world, so ask yourself "what am I going to do with it"?