Living in the Land of NOW

Life is so short.  You open your eyes and you’re small – wondering what will happen – what you will become – where you will go.  You close your eyes for a second and you’ve finished college, gotten married with a child on the way.  Blink once more and retirement is in view… Life is short.  James sums it up well…

Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.  James 4:13b

I must confess that I’ve spent way too much of my life worrying about what I’ve not gotten done, spending my time thinking through scieneros that never happen, and frustrated about things that don’t really matter.  I quit!

I want to live in the Land of NOW – enjoy the moment.  Spend my time basking in the good of today rather than worrying about the unknown of tomorrow.

Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

So I am putting in my notice to move from the land of regret, worry, and frustration about what I cannot control into a new land – I want to live in the NOW.

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.   Apostle Paul (Philippians 3:14-15)

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