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Every so often, I find myself in a slump.  The things in my life which normally get me fired up, instead sort of… fizzle.  I try not to get too worried when this happens.  I have come to recognize it as a dear (albeit Eeyore-ish) friend who drops by every once in a while to remind me that life is too short to just go through the motions.

Does this ever happen to you?  Do you ever get this nagging feeling that your life might be a smidge boring, or are you one of the lucky few who slurps life with defiant abandon, like it is habañero salsa on fresh tortilla chips?

I thought so.

Well, call in the mariachis, friend, because you and I have some living to do. 

Consider, for a moment, this slumpyness.  (Yes, that’s a word.  I called it.)  It’s not doing us any good.  More importantly, it’s not doing the people around us any good.  Most importantly, it’s not doing God any good.  How can He use us well if we are plodding along in a gray haze?

I don’t know exactly what will ignite your passion.  That’s between you and God.  But I do know that for us to become a passionate people, we’ll need to be flexible and embrace change.  (Passion is never stagnant.)  Let Him create something new in your life.

Maybe you’re not ready to plunge your tortilla chip into the fieriest of salsas.  That’s ok.  Follow His lead.  He can be trusted to bring you from “same old, same old” to a life of abundance at a pace right for you.  Perhaps you could consider just dipping the corner of your chip into the salsa bowl…?

I say, let’s do this thing. 

Let’s really live.

Let’s grab this short life we’ve been given and whirl it around the dance floor.

When it’s all over, we can flop down, exhausted, and with a huge smile, say that we have lived well.

 

“…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  (John 10:10, NIV)

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