So often in life we are busy planning for what’s ahead, that we forget to stop and really enjoy our right now! We have dreams and goals we want to see accomplished. Vacations and time with our families we want to see fulfilled. Businesses, ministries and endeavors we want to watch grow. We have so much that we desire to see come to pass for our future and we work diligently and hard to make it happen; but fail to realize that the time before us is quickly passing.
Yes, it is wise to plan for our future’s, however it cannot be done so by undervaluing our present. When we do that we run the risk of using energy and resource meant to carry us through This day, on days that have not been promised us. Yes, we believe and desire to have long life, but we must learn to love and embrace the day we have and not only toil for days we do not have a promise of seeing. Plan your life according to the gift’s, talents and abilities He has given you; but always remember to graciously acknowledge that you need His permission and power to complete what He’s given you.
Additionally, we must make sure that the things we do desire to reach/accomplish fall in line with God’s will for our lives. Sometimes we go after and do things that God has not given us permission and we fill our lives and times with things that won’t last. As much as we try to control our lives and the activities that fill them, we must understand we are not really in control. God is. He alone knows where we are going, where we need to be and what will get us there. His will and desire for our lives must be our driving force.
While you are busy planning and preparing for tomorrow, Please remember to equally enjoy your today!
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow [a]we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15