How To Be Wholly Alive

Three Men Standing Near Waterfalls
Photo by Sam Kolder

I am alive. What about you? When you are alive, it means you know where you are, where you are going, what is important to you, and what you are doing to make your life better. Being alive means you are not afraid to think for yourself. It means you are not afraid to live your life in your own way.

“Life is hard to live, but you must be wholly alive to live it.”

Sometimes being alive means standing up for yourself, for your life. Some people will like you, will support you. Other people will hate you for standing up for yourself. But don’t let people’s reactions stop you from being alive.

“Whatever you do, be wholly alive to do it.”

Don’t pretend to be alive. Just be alive. Live your life. Be fully present. Don’t pursue too many things at the same time. Focus on your life, your growth. When you love people, just love them with all your heart. When you work, work with all your power. When you play with people, play with all your heart. When you think, think for yourself. According to William Saroyan, “Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell.” Simply put, whatever you do, do it with all your might. That is what it means to be wholly alive. Life is hard to live, but you must be alive to live it. Are you ready to live it?

God Has Raised You Up

Woman Going Up The Stairs
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna

In the book of Romans 9:17, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.”

You have been lifted up. Do not put yourself down. Be nice to yourself. Respect yourself. Value yourself. Don’t compete with other people. Compete with yourself. Why? Because God puts you here for a purpose. God wants you to achieve your purpose. If you compete with other people, you will miss your own dreams. You will miss your own purpose. You will miss your own life.

You can change that by taking responsibility for your own purpose. God loves responsible people. God is working on your behalf. God is fighting your serious battles on your behalf. All you need to do is to believe in Him. Give thanks to Him. And He will protect you from your fears.

God wants you to enjoy your life. You do that by taking responsibility for your own life. God can’t do everything for you. But He will be ready to help you when you are in serious trouble. When you are in serious trouble, talk to God. When things are not working for you, don’t run to man, run to God. Because He loves you. And He can change your life.