“Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life.

God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.”
Ecclesiastes 5:18, 20 NLT


Life is too short to let people make you upset. You have to control who’s in your space and your face.

I love the new song by comedian Lil’ Duvall and Snoop Dogg. Lil’ Duvall makes the proclamation that he is not going to participate in back and forth conversation with people who are trifling and toxic. He says, “I’m living my best life!”

Ahh, that’s good to my soul! Some people are not worth wasting energy. Even Jesus warned us not to cast our pearls amongst swine.

Instead we ought to…

  1. Eat, drink, and do our work with this short life we’ve been given. I’m grateful to be heading towards half a century of life on this planet. What gives me joy is spending time with the people I love the most. My motto in life is “Work hard and play hard!” Hard work helps you sleep good and playing hard makes you feel good. God wants us to live our best life now! That’s why Jesus said, “I’ve come that you might have life and life more abundantly!”
  2. God keeps people like us busy so we can keep on living our best life. When you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life! I love being in ministry. I love my congregation. I love my city!! I’m doing what God called me to do. I’m living my best life! I’m not going back and forth with my haters! I’ve got too many other people that love me!
  3. When you’re living your best life you don’t have time to brood over the past! I don’t have time to talk about what happened in the past because my present is so good. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow might not come so I’m going to live each day to the fullest. I’m going to live my first like my last and my last like my first. I’m living my best life! 

Don’t get caught up in negative conversation or arguments today. Instead live your best life by making sure your best self shows up today. You determine what kind of day it’s going to be. Change the world with your smile. Don’t let the world change your smile. Live your best life!

In Jesus’ Name!

Amen