I wanted to write about a verse that touched my heart. It was clear I needed to listen close, to understand, and to share this with all the readers that find themselves here.
Whatever emotions you’re facing (joy or sorrow) when looking forward into yet another year, you and I should strive to be IN THE MOMENT. For some, it is exciting and so many plans have been set, goals are made and faith is strong that 2015 is THE year for them. They wait with high expectation. For others, the new year means more drifting and wading through moment after moment of misery and pain, waking up to live the same nightmare that consumed all light and joy this year.
We are not promised another second or an extra breath on this planet. No one knows their last Christmas or birthday. When it is our time (whether young or old), our time has come. You cannot change the inevitable death that awaits us all until Jesus returns for His children. Being afraid of our mortality seems to direct senseless energy that could be re-directed toward a positive impact on ourselves and those we see all around us.
Fill your mind with what is here and now. The past is unchangeable and living there is of no use. Stop worrying about the future, too. Stop fearing what’s in front of you. You’re not promised a tomorrow. Look at TODAY. THIS MOMENT. NOW. Live in it. Embrace it. Use it to the fullest. Many even while I type this will breathe their last from old age or disease, but you… you’re still here and can make a difference. You can take action to change your course, to improve your circumstance, even if it’s just for today. Be kind. Be aware of others. Connect with those around you. Serve. Pray. Time is precious and you’re the only YOU who will ever live on this Earth. One of a kind. Special beyond measure. Take care of your heart. Bless your soul. You’re only here for a moment. Make it count.
James 4:14 says… “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow, What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
It’s true that our lives seem so short and but a mist in time. What will you do with the time you have? Please don’t waste it on anger, sadness, and withholding forgiveness. Be in the moment. Live in the now. As Matthew says, let tomorrow worry about itself. (Matthew 6:34… “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”