Eat Drink and Be Merry!
Then get back to work!
But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!” Isaiah 22:13
Live for today! That was my motto, and I blasted through life thinking there was no guarantee of tomorrow, so I might as well enjoy each day. These days, I continue to live for today, but I no longer think I must get every ounce of pleasure and enjoyment from my days. I now live each day as though it might be my last, hoping I have done all God put me on this earth to do.
The truth is, I don’t think about each day as maybe being my last because I’ve come to realize it isn’t important. What’s important is for us to love God and know our time on this earth is granted by Him to do what He would have us do. All we are and all we have—even our joy—is a gift from God.
That is not to say we should never celebrate with joy and revelry. We should always be joyful, and if the circumstances call for celebration, then we should celebrate and do so with joy. But we should do so knowing our joy comes from God, and the very thing we celebrate—no matter what it might be—is also a gift from Him.