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Top 10 Ways To Live

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Top 10 Ways to Live by Words To Power is a normative suggestion of how to maximize your life, increase joy and health, and be a blessing to the world.


Top 10 Ways To Live

1. Live for God

There is no greater purpose to live for than God. Therefore, spot no. 1 on our Top 10 Ways To Live list is reserved for Him! If you want to experience all the abundance of life, read on! (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

2. Live for others

Living for others is one of the most noble things you can spend time doing: it gives purpose to one’s life.  I’ve been thrilled to serve others in countless capacities and under a variety of circumstances – not because it makes me feel good, but because it actually helps them.

As Winston Churchill said:

“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?” (W. Churchill)

3. Live for yourself

‘What? I can live for God, live for others, and live for myself at the same time?’ Well, let me tell you: as an engineering student I can say…mhm yea the math adds up; it adds up if you exercise balance. Keeping yourself able and healthy, blessed, and filled with joy is a Biblical recipe for success. [More on that below!]

“And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full” (I John 1:4).

All of The Word of God, beginning with the message of who God is (the context of I John 1:4),  has been written to help us in one way or another. Go see what can be gained from learning it and continue reading our content, which is meant to supplement your learning. Become a Power Subscriber to be among the first to know when we publish new material!

4. Live to learn

“The more you know, the more you grow.” (common maxim)

5. Live to manifest virtue

Have you read Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography? One good reason it’s worth a read is that you acquire insight into how a great man developed a code to live by as he transitioned from childhood to maturity.

Two signs of maturity are accountability and consistency. He had both. He consistently strived for higher virtue while holding himself accountable to his goals. His thirteen virtues shaped him into the man we know of today. Living to manifest virtue enables you to be the best contributor to this Earth you can be. Go be an example!

6. Live passionately

“Find a passion and explore it. In this cause you will be fulfilled and you will fulfill others.” (S. Valladares)

7. Live inspired

Inspiration is contagious, and leads to action!

8. Live healthily

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosperth” (III John 2). God highlights the health and wellness of our body and soul as His no. 1 priority (along with our prosperity); we should too. This comes by a steady diet of Bible mixed with fellowship with other believers. With this level of consistency, how can we go wrong?

9. Live patiently

Good things come to those who take action. But sometimes it takes a little time to see the fruit of your believing action ripen. Ergo, patience is a virtue.

10. Live because the alternative is bleak

Tremendous benefit is had by being who you are; by sharing your gifts; by living your life. Hence, keep showing us all what you’re made of, and enjoy the worthy journey of life – living nobly!


Resources

Churchill, Winston. (1908). Winston Churchill Quotes. Retrieved from

      http://www.notable-quotes.com/c/churchill_sir_winston.html

McLatchey, M.B. (2015). Primary Sources (4th ed.). United States of America: CreateSpace        Publishing.


The Top 10 Ways To Live list by Words To The Power is by no means an exhaustive or step by step list, but it is a normative suggestion. Do you agree with our list? Comment below and share it with others!

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7 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways To Live

  1. Inspiring post, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!
    I think that the first one, living for God, is the most important of all and actually includes every other way of living. Living for God means to love others as yourself, and love is all we need in this world so that we can be happy and have a wonderful life.
    I would add moderation and expressing gratitude as two of the virtues that will bring an harmonious
    dimension to our relationships with each others.

    1. Perla, you’re welcome, and thank you for expressing your thoughts. I definitely agree with you that living for God the most important. In fact that’s my not-so-subtle purpose behind making it #1 on the list; we ought to put God first in our lives, and placing it first on the list for this specific post was an instantiated way to express that belief. Conveniently, doing #1 helps out nicely with applying the other 9. I like your input to what it means to be virtuous. “Moderation” was, in fact one of Franklin’s 13 virtues, and “gratitude” is a great life theme to carry. I hope you continue to find our content valuable, Perla! -SV

    1. It’s amazing to see yourself & others grow from the inside out when they seek God first. The verse that comes to mind is Hebrews 11:6 (at BibleGateway) where God informs us that He rewards us if our heart is right; when we seek Him & His ways. I think you might really value my Psalm 97 Bible Study here on WTTP. Feel free to share an experience you’ve had, or testimony about when you’ve seen this be true!-SV

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