At times living in the "now" is an almost impossible life.
Our minds are trained to be goal-oriented, futuristic and five steps ahead of the game. These are both necessary and noble. To envision is both inspiring and enlightening. But forecasting should not usher us to exist in the future. Envisioning should not consume us with thoughts of what tomorrow might bring. Preparation for the forthcoming should not steal the joy of what today can offer.
Consider this: as we wash our face in the morning, we think about breakfast. As we eat breakfast we think about going to work. While working, we think about coming home. While at home we think about work the next day. And on and on it goes.
Our minds have been programmed like a 5-minute-ahead-machine. Very seldom we enjoy the savor of the present moment: the laughter of children, the mild sunlight that touches your face; the aroma of your morning coffee; the comfort of a restful evening; God's gentle whisper in your heart saying, I care.
- Quit worrying about something you cannot change today;
- Let go of unrealistic goals that will dishearten you after failing;
- Refrain from the fantasy of making a better past.
Live today. Enjoy today. Embrace today. Love today.
Give it your best today.
The God that we trust is not the I was nor the I will. He is the great I AM-the ever present God who dwells where we are-a place called now.
Consider cultivating a lifestyle of living in the now this week, or this day, or this very moment.
Look closely at the front porch of this place called now.
It has a sign that says, "Welcome home."