Get ready to live it up! The Lord wants you to enjoy the rest of your summer and have loads of fun. He’s not pleased when you’re not enjoying your life. I mean really enjoying it. He has not called you to “go through the motions” and live a mundane life. The apostle Paul describe your Heavenly Father like this:
“…the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” – 1 Timothy 6:17
This is who your Father is. He’s big-hearted and unrestrained in giving you what you desire to enjoy life.
The questions you have to ask yourself is, “What will it take for me to fully enjoy my life and the rest of the summer? What will it take for me to live it up?”
Here are 3 basic things I think it will take:
1. An unbothered mentality.
You have to make a firm decision not to be bothered by anything. I personally have made that decision and it is so freeing. I have disengaged from all forms of worry and fear. Why give worry or fear the satisfaction of having your attention? Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). In short, rest easy.
2. Being social.
Satan wants you to be isolated, but God wants you to be social. He wants you to interact with people and spend time connecting to them. I understand that for some of us real life relationships can seem intimidating or a lot of work. But it’s not as hard as you may think.
The truth is, being social is a key to enjoying the rest of your summer. More than that, it’s a key to enjoying the rest of your life. I love something Dr. Kerry Petsinger said, “Connection is how friendships begin, how love grows, and how we support each other on life’s journey.” So, if you want to live it up the rest of your summer, make the choice to connect.
3. Stop scrimping.
I know some of you maybe asking, “What in the world is scrimping?” Lol! Scrimping means, “to be very frugal and scanty.” There’s nothing wrong with saving, but some people over save. Scrimping robs you of the enjoyment you deserve. It’s ok to reward yourself. It’s ok to spend money on something you enjoy. My advice to you is not to spend a lot on stuff you don’t really want. I’d encourage you to spend your money on great experiences. Spend the rest of your summer exploring, trying and doing things that bring you pleasure. It will brighten your spirit and make your day.