Today I decided to listen to some Newsboys songs because I hadn’t in a while, and one that I listened to was Live With Abandon. The song expresses wanting to live with all that you have, not wasting a single breath. This should be a goal for all of us. Living with all you are for Jesus all the time would change the world. It may not always be in a significant way, but you can change the lives of the people around you.
One way we can do this is by giving your all in the situations God has placed you in and with the gifts He has given you. Find out what you are good at, whether it is sports, school, or anything else, and use that skill to help others.
The song also says,” Chasing after this world makes me tired,” and this is true. When we chase after worldly things, we will become discouraged, but if we chase after Jesus Christ, we will find fulfillment beyond anything that we could achieve from chasing the things of this world. So, we mustn’t pursue things that have no meaning, but things that will make a lasting difference.
I encourage you to listen to this song, and I hope that you will find meaning in it.
Marilyn Current says
Sounds like you have been reading Ecclesiastes! If not, that songwriter was!
The universal human dilemma:
Ecclesiastes 1:12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
The solution? Don’t live for today, or for yourself. Live for something, Someone Eternal:
2:24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
3:10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
12:1 Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”—
13 Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.