LISTEN, READ, LOVE, FIGHT, BELIEVE, LIVE & PRAY. Simple. But I have to remind myself of these all the time, so I thought it was worth sharing with you. When I live my life by these 7 Secrets to Life I am happier, more fulfilled, and at peace. When I stray from them life seems to be more confusing.
As I write all the time—and some may be tired of hearing this but it is true—God means life to be so simple. We are the ones who do a great job complicating it. I don’t know what it is but we seem to reject the basic and embrace the complex.
LISTEN to God because he is calling you to a unique, special purpose in life. Yes, you are special, made in the image and likeness of God. He loves you as much as every other human on this planet. You just need to take some time out of your busy day to LISTEN.
READ the Bible because it has answers and gives comfort. It is our God-given handbook on life. Just trying dusting it off and giving it a slow, thoughtful READ.
LOVE simply because God is love and he commands us to LOVE. In order to feel God’s love for you, you need to let his love flow through you to others. LOVE by letting it touch others.
FIGHT the devil because evil is a reality all around you. It is nothing to fear—moving closer to God pushes back the devil. It may sound strange to talk about love and fighting in the same context but the best way to FIGHT is to LOVE.
BELIEVE that God made you and is in you. You can do amazing things if you just tap into the power of God within you. Doubt is a cancer that eats away at faith. BELIEVE so passionately that doubt, which the devil whispers in your ear, fades away.
LIVE this life knowing that eternity is right around the corner. If you live this life in love you have the promise of everlasting life. The choices you make in this life determine what happens after this life.
PRAY simply because it works. It is an opening up to God and a time to talk as well as LISTEN. Find some time each day, at least once a day, to pray. Simply open your heart and mind to God.
There you have them—the Real Secrets to Life. I hope they help you as they do me. I’m no saint but life sure becomes easier when I do my best to live by these 7 simple words.