When is the last time that you took an inventory of your life and assessed if you were living on purpose? When is the last time you paused and reflected on how you use your time? Are you using your most precious commodity for good? Are you spending it partially in service to others? What about the people you love – have you made time for them in your schedule? What about your passions, your purpose and destiny?
So often, we as North Americans get so caught up in our lives that we forget to ask if we’re living our best lives. People define what a good life looks in many ways. Some consider economic affluence as an indicator of success. Others in the level of prestige their jobs carry. Some even consider the good life to be a life with no worries. All of those things are in fact good and on some level do factor into the equation of a good life; however, we are in search of our best lives.
The good life measures our personal happiness and success. Our best life revolves around us living out our purpose, which includes service to others. God wants us to search out the best life in Him. In turn He promises to bless us with a good life according to His divine purposes and plan. Jesus teaches his disciples to seek God’s kingdom and righteousness first and then he promises that other things would then be added to them.
In seeking out our best life we will find that we have been called to serve. In the almost 30 years of HOI’s existence in Central America, many people have traveled with us to answer that call to service. In their service, they discovered a new level of satisfaction with the life that they have been blessed with. They found renewed joy in ministry and reignited passions that aligned with their purpose. And others, even, came away understanding that the “good life” that they were working for pales in comparison to the “best life” that God had to offer.
Today, we encourage you to take a moment and ask yourself if you’re living your best life now. Are you following your passions? Are you seeking out God’s kingdom through service to others? Are you making an impact in the world in a way that only YOU can?
If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve and make a difference in the lives of others, consider traveling with HOI on one of our upcoming mission trips. Trips are scheduled all year long and have a range of focuses. We have a special water mission trip, “Beyond Measure”, scheduled for September. We’d love to see you there. For more information on this trip, or any other way that you can get involved with our mission, contact our Missions Coordinator, Morgan Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org