Over and over and over, Scripture calls us to life.
- In the Garden of Eden, God planted “the Tree of Life” (Genesis 2).
- As the nation of Israel prepared to enter the Promised Land, Moses said, “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
- King Solomon urged his sons and us to take hold of wisdom, promising that it was like a “tree of life” (Proverbs 3:18).
- After one of God’s greatest judgments in history, Ezekiel was shown a valley of dry bones that came to life. God explained that this was a promise to bring new life: “I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life…” (Ezekiel 37:14).
- Jesus promised, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
- Paul told Timothy to “instruct those who are rich in this present world . . . to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed” (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
- John closed out the Bible by repeating an invitation: “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost” (Revelation 22:17).
The invitation is to really live! Abundant life! Making the most of our lives! Life to the fullest! Life that makes a difference! Life that is full of purpose and meaning! Life to the Nth!
“Nth” is a mathematical term written as a superscript “n” (Lifen) indicating an indefinite number — an extremely large number. Our lives are supposed to be lived “to the Nth” — to the utmost extreme. If we let most people define what “life to the Nth” means, they’d probably talk about parachuting, vacationing and sex. This is why we must let God define it — pursuing the kind of life He has called us to. It won’t be as fun as the definition offered by most people, but it will be life lived to its fullest! Simply put, it is a life of wisdom.
We’re all busy and we’ve got laundry to do or weeds to eat or papers to write or deadlines to meet. It’s rare for us to feel like we’re living life to the Nth. The weeks become months and the months become years and before we know it, a decade has passed and we’re not sure we’ve accomplished much. And we’re positive we haven’t lived life to the Nth degree.
We need to take time to think things through. To look back on our journey thus far for clues of how God been working in our lives. To nail down our real purpose in life. To identify our abilities. To ask, “What kind of legacy do I want to pass on?” What will I actually do to make that legacy a reality?
You are invited to join us for just such a time.
BILD International has developed a tool called Lifen — a life development tool. This could be the tool that will help you begin living lifen or living life more abundantly. It involves just a 6-8 week commitment on your part. One meeting per week. Reading one brief article per week, then working on 6 worksheets that will help you craft a plan for living life to the Nth degree. These worksheets include . . .
- My Story — What is my past and where am I going?
- My Purpose — Why do I exist?
- My Abilities — What are my unique contributions?
- My Legacy — What am I intentionally passing on?
- My Strategy — How do I make my legacy a reality?
- My Habits — How can I pursue lifelong learning?
If this sounds like what you could use to get started on a clear plan for your future, or to get refocused on what you believe God has been calling you to, then please call or text Shaun (78five-84zero-856eight) or go to our Contact Us page right now. I’ll have an introductory meeting in my home very soon.
Join us for Lifen.