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5 ways to make the most of your life

Grace Chapel Resource Center

In a fast paced, ever changing world – it’s easy to live passively.

To get to the end of the month and think, “Whoa, where did the time go?”

What would it look like if you started to live intentionally? Live on purpose?

Making big changes might be the way to go, but often times, it’s mirco-adjustments that lead to sustaining change.

Here’s a few that we’ve found helpful.

Adjust Your Vision

If you’ve ever said something like:

-“I just want to get through this season.”

-“I can’t wait until this year is over.”

-“If we could just get through the school year…”

You’re living in survival mode.

Jesus didn’t create you so you could just survive.
He created you for abundant living!

Adjusting your vision means having a perspective shift.

What if you could thrive during times of uncertainty? What if your family could grow closer before the nest is empty? What if your marriage grew stronger?

Think about your vision and write it out clearly.

More on vision here.

Drink Water

Drink water, are you serious?


It’s often one of the simplest and most overlooked keys to partnering with God in the way He created us.

The experts say you should drink about half your body weight in ounces every day.

A recent Harvard Medical Study noted that water helps with digestion, cushions joints, normalized blood pressure, and regulates your body temperature.

Difficult circumstances can put stress on your body and if you’re not refueling well, it takes a toll.

Drink water, like lots of it.

Cultivate Gratitude

Is it possible to live through the ups and downs of life with a consistent, abiding joy? 

When the Bible speaks of joy, peace, fulfillment, and satisfaction, it never speaks of them as a goal but as a byproduct of something else.

The Biblical key to abiding joy is found in gratitude. 

A simple way to cultivate g gratitude is to ask the question, “What went well today?” or “What is God doing in my life?” 

Maybe as you’re sitting around the dinner table. Ask your family, or your roommate, or friend this question. Share the good that is happening around you!

You can also download the Gratitude Journal for a tool to help you pause, reflect, and develop the discipline of gratitude. 

Maintain Community

It seems like everything around us is warring against maintaining community.

The feeling of isolation is at an all-time high.

It’s more important than ever to be in community with like-minded people. 

One of the simplest ways to get in community is to join a Life Group. 

You’ll find a place where you are known, seen, and belong.

When you really start to pursue God and pursue relationship with others, fear becomes courage; shame becomes healing; and blame becomes ownership. 

Courage, healing, ownership. Those all sound better than feeling lonely. 

Get in the Word

It’s as simple as that. 

Scripture is the source of life for any follower of Jesus Christ. Jesus said it himself in John 5:39, “You search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they which testify of me.” 

If you want to love your family well, start with Jesus. 

If you want to be kind to those who are mean to you, start with Jesus. 

If you want to have abundant peace in the midst of a hard circumstance, start with Jesus. 

Start with Jesus. 

He led intentionally, loved specifically, and did miraculously, all through the power of God. 

If you don’t know where to begin, start with Matthew 1. 

And if you don’t have a Bible, please let us know. We will get you one!