Have you ever heard anyone say, “I’ve been so busy; I haven’t even had an opportunity to breathe?” Yikes, think about that for a moment. Obviously, that statement is a simple metaphor; however it does represent the state of circumstance(s) in someone’s life.
I get it, there are times in life where we feel like we have to rush, rush and rush some more. I too am guilty. However, when we stop long enough to really process the power of our breath, and the exercise of breathing, we can’t help to respect the value that it has in our lives.
Of course, if we are not breathing, we are not living. Okay, so we can understand that if our body is not breathing, we would not be alive. Now ask, yourself, is it possible to still be breathing and be dead? Maybe not literally, but definitely dead figuratively.
How have you set your life up? What order have you assigned to anything that has value to you? It really is a critical question. Sometimes, we busy ourselves with just being busy. Do you know anyone like that? Perhaps you hear them saying, “I can’t just sit here, and I need to be doing something.” Then off they go, to do anything which often amounts to nothing………….hmmm!
Our breath is our life! Let’s take that one step further, Genesis 2:7 (ESV) say’s, “Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” I don’t know about you, but that is powerful.
Our breath is one of the first gifts we received. With that being said, is it time to reassess? Why are we running around so much with no purpose? We should be striving to enjoy our lives by living life. We may get off track, we are human, but quickly we must respect our life by living it.
Are you impacting anything outside of yourself? If not, why not? You are a unique individual, with life experiences, gifts and talents that are needed by others. Add to that your legacy? When people think about you, what do they associate with you? If you were no longer here, what would they say about you?
Let’s stop taking our breath for granted, and make our lives count. The time is now!