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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Living In Today

Something I have realised recently is that I have spent too much time living in tomorrow instead of today. I have wasted so much time dwelling on and planning for the next big thing. Why do we always focus on whats ahead of us, and not focus on the day we are living?

Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with thinking about the future (because it is very important)...but do we some times dwell on it too much? We seem to always be longing for the next stage of life. How many times have people thought, "I can't wait till the weekend", or "I can't wait to have a girlfriend/boyfriend" , or "I can't wait to get married", or even"I can't wait to have kids". We rarely spend time thinking about the day we are living and what we can do to have an impact there and then!

We have a purpose for Today. Why do we need to rush through life, always looking forward, instead of focussing on the day we are in. We take each day we live for granted and one day we will look back on them and realise what a gift that day was and wish we had lived it differently. We should make every day we live, matter. Every day is special. Lets live in Today and not in Tomorrow.

3 Comments:

  • I guess it is quite a fine balance with the direction of your focus.
    It is really important to remember what has gone before- so we can learn from our mistakes
    It is important to look forward- so we know where we are going.
    But you are totaly right, we need to remember to focus on what's around us, enjoy the moment- one like it will never come again.

    I remember reading a quote somewhere that said something along the lines of "When we are younge we can't wait to bo older, when we are old all we long for is to be young again"

    Be excited about 'the next big thing' and look forward to the things that might come but be content to know that they are comming and then get on with the rest of your life

    By Blogger Sarah, at 5:16 AM  

  • Good blog... it brings us right back to what Jesus was saying in Matthew 6:25-34 on the sermon on the mount. He brings that together with the last bit:

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

    Praise God that he already knows what we are going to worry about!! And He tells us not to. Instead He wants us to focus on Him and Dwell in His mighty presence. Our priority is to place God at the centre, not our worries.

    Hurrayy!! What an amazing God we have :-)

    By Blogger Cat, at 8:18 AM  

  • well done!!

    By Blogger Tim, at 5:40 PM  

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