Personally I subscribe to King Solomon's statement that "there is nothing new under the sun." As each generation comes along, we find new ways to say the same old things. Depending on who is saying it and in what context, we might listen or we might yawn.
One such ancient topic is that of "making the most of this moment." You know exactly what I'm talking about. We've heard it many ways; seize the day, live in the moment, be present, be all here. Which moment and which day are we supposed to be seizing exactly? Well, this one. The one you're in RIGHT NOW as you're reading this.
Why must every generation be reminded of this? It is because our minds are powerful creations. The human mind is so powerful we can use it to create time warps which propel us to other places and times. Our travels are not yet physically possible but there is no denying that we travel there mentally and emotionally.
Sometimes I live in the past. I find myself getting upset as I think of what was said to me last year. I get sad because I wish that situation would have turned out better. I regret what I said to her. I wish I had spoken to him.
Sometimes I live in the future. I get anxious because I wonder if I'll ever get that job I want. I worry about these little adults I'm raising and hope they are getting what they need for their lives. I hope I get the direction I'm looking for in that difficult situation I am in.
But what about now? Right now. By leaving this moment to warp to a previous day or future day, I am robbing myself of enjoying this one. Here's a thought...what if we all did THAT thing right now? Do that thing you have been putting off. What would happen if we called that person? What would happen if we submitted our resignation or maybe our application? What would happen if you took that leap of faith you're scared to take.
The greatest thrill of life is not reliving the past nor anticipating the future but enjoying the present. After all, this is actually where life is happening. Anything else doesn't exist.
Don't get stuck in a time warp and remember that today is yesterday's tomorrow.
For valuable truths to meditate on check out Matthew 6:25-34.Matthew 6:25-34