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?


Joshua Scott View All →

husband. father. pastor. U2 fan. coffee enthusiast. avid highlighter. master of the obvious.

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