Surviving Or Thriving

This week I was reading through an article which talked about surviving /coping.This got me thinking about what it means to Live our life to the Fullest.

The Meaning of Survive and Thrive as per the dictionary are:

continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship.

prosper; flourish.
(of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously.

Though Thrive/Flourish is a always taken in context material accumulation, its hardly referred with the inner man.The inner man in terms of the soul,Character and Values.Its equally important to have a thriving inner man.

Lyrics from Thrive by Casting Crowns beautifully dawns the truth:

We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
Its time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible

We are not called to just survive our life.We are called to thrive/flourish.To thrive our lives need to be aligned with god.

We can chose not to listen and be like the Ahab’s of the world and plainly survive the world.

Or We can chose to listen like David and Thrive! For the fruits of a listening heart is Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable,Love unstoppable, anything is possible!

Psalm 81:11-14,16

11 “But My people would not heed My voice,
And Israel would have none of Me.
12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart,
To walk in their own counsels.
13 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
14 I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
16 He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat;
And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”

A loving god who wants nothing more, than for us to have a full life and nothing less! Dont let the world or Satan deceive you into anything less than a full life ,there is always hope and a thriving life with god!