CHR 305 The Good Life Essay

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Laura Thomson
CHR 305- The Good Life
January 22, 2015
The Good Life As a child, I grew up in a Christian family where my dad would read to my siblings and me from the Westminster Catechism. The first question from this text asks “What is the chief end of man?” And the matching response is “To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” This seemingly simple answer is something I have taken to heart and strive to live out in my daily life. For me, this looks like spending time in the Word, journaling, talking with friends and people I come into contact with about their lives, and trying to maintain a positive attitude even when things don’t go quite as I had planned. I think glorifying God and truly resting and enjoying His peace and presence is
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One of the biggest obstacles for me accomplishing these goals is probably going to be funding to get where I’m going and breaking through my quiet personality. Since my experience abroad, I have already seen a boost in my confidence and ability to converse with others more easily. I think in order to continue to see growth in these areas I need to really challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone, begin conversations with people about what interests them, seek out ways to get involved in my community, and work on networking with businesses in my area and that I am interested in. So overall, to me the good life encompasses all of these previously mentioned things as well as spending countless hours surrounded by family and friends talking and laughing. I think the good life means working hard for what you’re passionate about and not just trying to please others. I think it also includes learning to be independent and finding the comfort in loneliness, unknown, and unrest and truly learning how to find peace in Christ during those times. As I continue through life, I hope to seek hard after Christ and be confident that he will never fail to lead me to what is best for me and what will bring the most glory to His

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