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Monday, May 12, 2014

In the Now

Today I am going to make a confession.  I am a planner.  I think towards the future and am constantly day dreaming about what will happen next.  It is not, at all, uncommon to hear me say "when I'm a housewife", "when this happens", "when I get a job closer to home", etc.  I have completely deserted the present and am living for the what ifs.  Is there anything wrong with dreaming and planning for the future?  Of course not but by constantly living in the future I am wasting the precious time of the present; where God has intentionally placed me.

God chose and designed so masterfully to place me in this city, at this time, in the city where I work, in the job I am blessed to have.  So why do I continually look for the next thing around the corner rather than enjoying the precious life God has given to me.  This post is not just about me confessing but it is also about accountability.  I have worked this post over in my mind at least a billion times over the past two weeks and just have not been able to bring myself to actually type it out into words.  So why am I always looking for what I think might be better?  The answer, truthfully, is I have no earthly idea.  I'm only human right?  Still, that is no valid excuse.

So, excuses stop here.  Starting now I am trying my hardest to be intentional and live in the now.  God has much greater plans for me in this place than I could ever dream.  There is nothing wrong with dreaming and planning but living in the now has so many wonderful blessings that get overlooked daily.  So I am now living in the now, in this time and place where God has intentionally placed me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm just like you! I have to make a conscious effort to live in the present and not always just spend my time imagining the future! This post is so true--God has a plan for us, we need to leave the future to his care and live our best in the present!


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