The entire week I see Oliver asking for the weekend. He loves weekend because Dadda has no work on those two days. We are more relaxed and try to have no agendas. We often try to make the day special by going to a nearby park or a walk to the nearby store to get a lolly pop. Some special treat like a bar of chocolate/marshmallow and evening a short nap when we all sleep together in the hall and not to forget a good animated movie.
Yet, while we are not even half through the day, Oliver begins to say –“Dadda, when will you have holiday again? It’s then we both try to teach him to live in the present and enjoy the day rather than look at the future and thus miss out on what the Lord gives him for the present.
While many among us think like Oliver some do think the exact opposite and are stuck in the never ending loop of looking at the past and be filled with remorse, pain and grudge rather than living the beautiful present God has orchestrated for us. Why do I speak about it because I have been seeking God’s grace day in and out to never enter into this loop and be free from it! You might hardly read articles in this blog based on politics because it doesn’t affect me much neither does sports pop up in the articles written here because that doesn’t interest me either. It is the same with most among us – what we share – quotes or even our status messages is mostly the things we are struggling with not the things we have overcome. Thus may we all press on because we are not there yet !!!!
Yes, we very often tend to look at our past and be discouraged or have self-pity and some like Oliver look only at the future and hope to live fairy tales in the future. Both ways we do not glorify God because God calls us to live a life called TODAY !!
He gives us grace for Today and He gives us Hope for Today !! Thinking about the future often fills our hearts with worries and as mentioned in God’s Word – each day has already enough trouble for itself – why to worry about tomorrow! May God help me and you to live and enjoy the present with people He has placed in our lives today !
Let God take care of our Tomorrow’s as we can do nothing about it and may He heal and help us get out of our Past as well. Whether its past failures, difficulties, hardships, abuses or past victories, old challenging testimonies and past glories ..for we need to live Today and bring glory to His name Today!!
A beautiful write-up by someone who believed in the all powerful God!
Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life… A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead & dreams of flying. But, A pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse & dreams of returning home. That’s life ! Enjoy yours… If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only poor kids do that. If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded. But those who live simply, sleep soundly. If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages. Live simply, walk humbly and Love genuinely… All good will come back to you…”
– Dr. Ben Carson