Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.
–Nathan W. Morris
Life is like a book. It has many different chapters, and one bad chapter doesn’t mean that it’s the end! There are still many blank pages that you can write on.
We are given only one life to live. Why not make that life a masterpiece through frequent editing and reevaluating? Below is my personalised version of how the Oxford Dictionary defines edit.
To prepare your life for publication by checking and improving the accuracy and clarity of how you are living.
To be in charge of your life
To prepare your life by rearranging, selecting, or rejecting previous ways of living
To modify your life by, for example, deleting, inserting, or moving certain aspects of your life, or by copying the behaviour of people you admire
To remove incorrect or unwanted behaviour or matter from your life
“…put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner
of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and be renewed
in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created after
the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV
Edit your life frequently!
Mother Theresa once said, “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
Every night before going to sleep, take a journal and a pen and edit that day in the light of God’s Word. And every morning on waking, take a few minutes to remind yourself that you are a love letter from God to the world. Think about what you want to write, and during the day, stop and do a few edits to what you have ‘written’ so far in the letter.
Always remember, you are a precious child of God, and you can call on Him at any time – day or night – to ask for His help in editing your letter.