Inspiration

How God Helps You Enjoy Life

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17 NIV)

You may be under a lot of stress right now because of a sickness, your job, the economy, or a relationship, but God still wants you to enjoy life.

He doesn’t want you to live without fun. The apostle Matthew spent three years with Jesus and he wrote, “The Son of Man came, enjoying life” (Matthew 11:19a Phillips).

As a Christian, you can enjoy life because your conscious is clear. You can enjoy life because you are secure within God’s love. You can have fun, laughing in church. You can enjoy friends and family.

Unfortunately, there are many people who do not want to let God into their lives because they fear God will make them give up anything that is fun.

In other words, they think that to become a Christian is the same as saying the party’s over, that to be spiritual is to be miserable. People are frantically looking for fun fixes, but that means they operate under the law of diminishing returns. They spend more time, more money, and more energy to get less and less of a thrill. They go around asking, “Are we having fun yet?” 

The way you fight fear is with truth and the truth says God “richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17b NIV).

God loves you. Let him carry your burden, and give him that worry that is stressing you out. It’s time to enjoy life!

Talk It Over

  • How is it possible to enjoy life in the midst of a struggle or stress? Does God want you to ignore your responsibilities?
  • Why do you think people assume Christians are miserable people?
  • What has God provided for your enjoyment? Are you taking full advantage of it?
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