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Are You a Zombie?

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The second month of 2013 is almost gone.

So how’s the year starting off for you?

Did you have hopes that something would be different?

That this would be the year?

If the status quo hasn’t changed and it’s the same old story, maybe you’re a zombie.

Who Are Zombies?

Zombies are all the rage nowadays in tv shows, movies and games.  But real zombies are everywhere – they can even be us.

Zombies are like sleepwalkers.  They have no clear direction, no purpose – they’re just going through the motions – they’re on auto-pilot and sleepwalking through their life.

There’s a lack of awareness with those who are zombies.  They’re consciously awake, yet they’re living in an unconscious state – not really in touch with life, God or themselves.

Zombies don’t see their connection to the bigger picture.  They may believe in God, but don’t realize that God believes in them.

They live life passively, accepting what is – instead of striving for better.

They’re reactive instead of proactive, often blaming others for their problems.  They ask, “why me?” They react to events, letting life flow by instead creating opportunities and directing their own flow.

They Have No Direction

Zombies don’t know their purpose or have their own ideals.  If the people around them live a certain way – they will, just because it’s what everyone else is doing.

They may be very busy people- rushing kids around, keeping a demanding work schedule and involved in lots of activities.  They may even have a lot of nice things and some status to go with it.

But in between work, kids, church, travel and fun, they don’t seem to know what to do with ‘quiet’.  Extra time is spent engaged in tv, internet, video/internet/phone games.

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What are your dreams?  Do you have any?

What are your goals?  Are you taking steps to accomplish them?

What is your purpose?  What were you created to do?

If you don’t like how 2013 is going so far – maybe it’s time to wake-up and live consciously.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  ~Jeremiah 29:11

Yolanda DeLoach (@YolandaDeLoach) is a member of Wesley UMC and through her writing, tries to remind herself to keep life light.

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