God is using our today to prepare us for tomorrow.
Living in the present moment is difficult, and sometimes impossible. Our human tendency is to live either in the past, which is filled with both happy and painful memories, or plan for the future, which we have little control over. God reminds us, throughout scripture, that the present moment is where we should reside. I have found this challenging, if not impossible. My lifelong journey has been learning, and re-learning, and re-learning this vital, Godly principle. Why is it so vital? Because when we live in the future, or past, we lose the moments of today. And once today is gone, it never comes back. Does that mean you don’t re-live those joyful, or painful, memories? Absolutely not. There are great lessons in memories. Does that mean you don’t wisely plan for future endeavors, or upcoming events? Of course not, because God wants us to be wise, and wisdom requires looking both ahead and behind. But with a world-wide, deadly pandemic with little hope for a cure in sight, how can we not mentally jump to the future? This present moment is hard, painful, even terrifying. However even now, when it’s so difficult to stay in the present, this is where God wants us to be; that twenty-four-hour period he personally lays out for each of us. A day full of hand-crafted lessons. Lessons of joy, pain, laughter, sorrow, and hope. God lessons he uses to prepare us for tomorrow. And if we don’t stay in the moment, those valuable lessons are lost forever.