Be present in the moment, right here, right now. We are constantly thinking about that new job, new purchase, new relationship. The desire for the next big thing keeps us stressed and future oriented, so much so that we can’t concentrate on the greatness of today and the goodness of God’s current blessings. My pastor always says, “God is good in his greatness and great in his goodness.” This is so true! But, we often miss just how great he is when we are busy focusing on what is coming next. It’s like being in a conversation with someone when you are so busy focusing on what you want to say next that you aren’t listening to what is being said to you at that moment.
Life is not a waiting room. Think about how impatient and frustrated some of us get when we are waiting to see the doctor. We carry that frustration and impatience through life when we think that God doesn’t hear our prayers, that he has forgotten about us and when we are impatiently waiting for the next new thing. When we think that life will be better once I get ____, we are not focused on the right here, right now. When we are so focused on the future, we forgot that the present is a gift and that tomorrow is not promised to us.
God will take care of our respective futures. We need not worry. He promises to perfect that which concerns us. (Psalm 138:8) We have to start being content with what we have. God will never abandon us. (Hebrews 13:5). Take courage and believe these promises from God. He is NOT a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man that he should change his mind (Numbers 23:19).
You don’t know about the grass on the other side until you get there. But, the thing is, you may never get that thing you desire. It may not be in God’s plan for you. But, does that mean your life is any less abundant or fulfilled? Of course not!! We should all do as my friend (Ms_CharlieB) always says, “Be present in the moment.” The grass IS green – right here, right now. God is with you – right here, right now. He hasn’t forgotten about you. If he said that he would do it, it will come to pass! (Click HERE to hear God Has Not 4got by Tonex.)
Peace and blessings!