I’ve always been one to look forward to things.
It’s so easy for me to think, plan, anticipate, and sometimes even worry over the future.
I also think a lot about the past.
I like to remember, even re-live good moments, and sometimes find myself dwelling on hard ones.
But living in the moment??? It’s not my forte.
Especially during this wonderful but busy Christmas season, I find myself striving to make everything work, get everything done, and make at least some of the people happy.
I long to have peace and celebrate the true meaning of the season.
So what’s a girl to do?
I can’t change the past. It’s good to remember and celebrate those moments in which God was with us, helped us to grow, or when things felt “right”.
I can’t control the future, although I may plan and do my part to make it good.
I can only live in the NOW.
I can only decide what is the best next step right NOW.
I can only receive God’s gift of grace and peace RIGHT NOW.
I’m so thankful that even though God sent his son to this weary world over two thousand years ago, Jesus came for all of my “nows”.
He came to show us the way not only for eternity, but for today….. in both the “good” and the “bad”.
This Christmas, won’t you join me as we rest in the simplicity of the moment, celebrating and enjoying whatever good gifts God has given us right NOW?
Today’s post is written for the last link-up of 2016 with my friends at Five Minute Friday. Feel free to take a few moments from your busy schedule and ponder the thoughts of other bloggers on the prompt, “now”. Enjoy!