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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Making the Most of...

I am participating for the third year in the April A to Z Challenge. Each day of the month, minus Sunday, we blog on a certain topic that begins with the designated letter from the alphabet. Today is 'M' and I chose to make the most of it. 


We have reached the halfway point. So I thought one way to make the most of the challenge was to again thank Arlee Bird for creating the challenge for all of us to enjoy. It is amazing how it has grown. Well over a thousand people are participating this year. Thank you to all of those involved in making the most of this blogging experience.



A to Z Challenge


Making the most of: An idiom meaning to use to full advantage, to enjoy to the greatest degree possible, to maximize one’s experience, to get as much out of something that we can.

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17 (NASB)

I encourage you to check out what the therefore is there for in this verse from Ephesians. But even if you don’t, the point that is made about being wise in the use of your time if you are going to make the most of it is worth pondering. We are constantly in a state of making choices from the littlest thing to the monumental. Do I stay in bed an extra 5 minutes? Should I take the job? Do I marry him? Many little decisions we don’t even realize we make. Will I smile at the cashier or remain preoccupied? What kind of an attitude will I have today?

I believe the more purposeful we are in these little decisions, the more likely we are apt to make the most of…(fill in the blank.) Deciding to have a good attitude, to have a positive impact on one’s environment, to be a blessing and to receive the blessings from God gratefully, all these little decisions have monumental consequences and lead to making the most of our lives and everything in them.  

Here are a few articles to help make the most of your life, talents, and even less than happy circumstances.


Maria

9 comments:

  1. Those little decisions can have a huge, even ripple effect. We need to make the right decisions according to what God wants us to do.
    I like your series!

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  2. It's a great phrase for M! It's a good reminder to find the good in everything :)

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  3. Amen! Attitude does not have to be circumstantial. And a good attitude can make every area of life a little brighter for you and for everyone around you.

    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

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  4. Thank you Maria. Attitude is all! Walking and talking, thinking and feeling with purpose and good intent makes all the difference to self and others.

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  5. Great idea! We must make the most of what we have.

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  6. Agree with you completely! Like they say, the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
    of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way! Thanks for inspiring.
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2015

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  7. Yes! Doing what we can with what we have is very important! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  8. Beautiful post, and beautiful site! May we all strive to maximize the short time that we have...

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  9. Thanks for inspiring... I am trying make the most of what I have... appreciate you for reminding..

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