Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Learning to live in the present

Lately I have been caught up in the "what ifs" of life. I have been catching myself thinking way too much about the future instead of living in the present moments. I find my mind wandering to "I can't wait to be done with school and get a job" or thinking "when I'm out of school I can finally do what I want" or "I'll finally have time to..." or "when I'm married I won't have to worry about this"... WHATEVER. There's so much "I can't wait for this, I can't wait for that" and it's become all I'm focused on instead of what I'm actually doing. The Lord is teaching me how to live in the NOW and enjoy where I'm at no matter the circumstance because I'll never get this time back. In a few short months I won't be at this school, with these people. I may not even be at my same job with the same people... By looking too far forward I may be missing things I am supposed to be doing and learning RIGHT NOW. It is hard to be content where I'm at sometimes, but there's a reason I'm here and a time for everything. Yes, I am back in school after 4 HARD years of college, but I'm learning to do what I love and I need to enjoy and be content in the learning process.The truth is it's not that bad, although I don't have all the freedom and time to get the things I want to do done, I'm setting myself up for a better future and need to be okay with the stage I'm in. It's easy to get caught up in the thoughts of the future and thinking of the life I may one day have, but by doing that I can miss out on opportunities the Lord may be putting right in front of me.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."  Matthew 6:34 NIV

“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” -Winston Churchill

These words continue to resonate with me and I absolutely believe that destiny is grasped one link at a time... I didn't know that this was what I wanted to do with my life until about 6 mos. ago and the Lord is showing me one step at a time. With that being said I am where I am for a purpose and I need to take life one step at a time and ENJOY each step! I was getting caught in believing the lie that if only my circumstances would change then things would be better/different, but the truth is that my mind set is what needed to change so that I can live happily in the present.

Have a great week everyone! Don't just look forward to the weekend but ENJOY this week wherever you may be in whatever you may be doing! Seize every opportunity that The Lord gives you!

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