Psalm 118:24, ESV “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Often times as we go through life we are thinking about the future. The “what ifs,” future trips and plans. Have you really thought about this? If we are constantly dreaming of the future, we are missing out on much of what life has to offer right now. We are missing what God has planned for us today. We may even be missing a message from Him that will help us to live out HIS purpose for us.
I find myself doing this quite often. I am always planning for the future. Being a mother of two awesome little girls has made me take a step back and savor each moment with them. We truly do not know when our last moments on earth will be. If we are constantly looking toward the next big thing, we miss out on so much!
The Bible constantly talks about being content. We are called to live in the moment and to be still and listen to God’s voice. Recently, I caught myself making plans for the future. I was looking at homes and where I wanted to move next. I was making new plans to save to build a home with some land. While I was lost in thought, my aunt Janease sent me an email with a devotion (She is great at encouraging me and helping me keep my focus). She sends me devotions quite frequently and I love it! This particular one came at just the right time. It was titled: Love the Home You Have. I thought, wow is she reading my mind today? The devotion talks about how she was doing her mundane housework and started to notice all that needed fixed or completed in her home. As I read on, I realize there’s nothing wrong with daydreaming now and again, but don’t get caught up with “keeping up with the Jones'” and continually wondering if the grass is greener on the other side.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am completely grateful and truly blessed with everything in my life! I honestly wouldn’t change one aspect of it. I am sure all of us are in the same boat, but I encourage you to take a step back and appreciate what is right in front of us! We don’t want to miss out on the everyday blessings in our lives by looking toward the future blessings.
Hebrews 13:5, ESV “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Dear Lord, please help to focus on the right now. To hear and see your blessings right in front of me. I don’t want to miss out on what you have so graciously provided for me. Help me to refocus my heart and eyes on you and to learn to live in the present. In Jesus Name, Amen.
The future still awaits you. Let’s live for today!