Yesterday and Tomorrow…what’s missing?

When I turned 13, I couldn’t wait to be 16. When 16 came, I was anxious to be 18. From the day I turned 18, I was waiting on 21. When I turned 21, I couldn’t wait to be 25, so more people would take me seriously [I don’t know why I thought that was the magic age]. When I turned 28, I wished I was still 25.

I have noticed that I tend to do that with a lot of things in life. I wish the time away, or I wish that I could send time in reverse. Lately, I have started to wonder if I am ever really present in the “now.”

“In a couple years then…” is often on my brain.

What about right now? What about enjoying and celebrating and being right now?

What am I missing by being in yesterday or tomorrow? What is God up to today, trying to teach me right here and now?

I know it is a gift to dream and hope and anticipate. I want to always do those things. But, I want to do them with an appreciation for where I am now and what God is doing…now.

I guess I am being challenged to just be…now, not tomorrow.

I will still dream and hope and anticipate. But I will do so still present in the now.

Where are you? Yesterday? Tomorrow? Now?

It's your turn...join the discussion!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s