The Whole is Equal to the Sum of its Parts

Are you happy with your overall life? At the end of the day are you satisfied with how everything is going?

If you’re not, are you on the right track to getting to a better life?

I want to challenge you to take a better look at your life.

Have you ever thought about all the parts that make up your life?

How you spend the small moments of every day makes the big moments of your life. You can’t have less than average parts and expect your life to be exactly where you want it to be. If you break each category of your life down, what is the quality of each part?

What is the quality of your sleep?

What is the quality of your food?

What is the quality of your friendships?

What is the quality of your exercise routine?

What is the quality of your hobbies?

What is the quality of your work?

How is your time management?

How is your money management?

And most importantly, what is the quality of your relationship with the Lord?

Most of us fly through life, always just a little dissatisfied about how certain parts of our lives are, always wishing this thing or that thing was just a little bit different, a little bit better.

A little planning in life goes a long way.

Many of us wish parts of our lives were different. Many of us don’t think we have the ability to change parts of our lives, but that simply isn’t true. Sure, if you look at your life as a whole, it might seem overwhelming. It might seem impossible, but if you break it down to the smaller parts, and you take on each individual part of your life, over time you can have a more fulfilling, satisfying, wholesome life.

You can’t just snap your fingers, and your life will be the exact way you want it to be. Life doesn’t work like that. It took time and either a lot of effort or a lot of lazy to get you where you are today. A wholesome life takes planning and evaluating. A satisfying life requires intention. As Christians, we should be intentional about every part of our life. If God put us here for a purpose, and the Bible says that He, in fact, did so, then we need to be living a life striving toward that purpose.

If we are to live wholesome lives, we’ve got to clean up the parts that make up our daily lives. We need to try to get more sleep; we need to eat better quality, healthier food; we need to really assess the types of hobbies we pour our time and money into; we need to evaluate the types of people we spend most of our time with; we need to evaluate how much time we exercise; we need to be honest with ourselves about our time management; we need to be real about budgeting our money; we need to make sure we are giving 100% toward our work; and we need to ultimately make sure we are prioritizing quality time with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Your life isn’t going to be wholesome or satisfying if you aren’t being intentional with the quality of the parts of your life. Too few of us are intentional about the small parts that make up our life. Too few of us rarely sit down and consider all of the daily elements that make up our lives.

Be intentional about your life. Don’t let it slip by. We were all put on this earth for a purpose, and we need to be striving toward living a more intentional, wholesome life. Intentional living is freeing. When you are living your full potential, you can better impact the world and others around you.

Your life as a whole is equal to the sum of the parts. Ask yourself today: what is the quality of all the parts of your life?


Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:15

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes – James 4:14





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