As we survey our lives and look at both our accomplishments and failures, we arrive right ‘where’ we are, in the here and now. It seems too many people live in the past, yet others desire only a better future. As believers we must commit to living in the “now”. Yes, we need to be thankful for our experiences and appreciate lessons learned along the way. We must also have a vision for our future. Proverbs 29:18 states, “Where there is no vision the people parish.” (KJV) However, our primary directive is to seek specific Holy Spirit inspired goals and walk out God’s calling on our lives TODAY, appreciating each and every minute.
God is using us 24/7 and we should be available to His call at any time, with the realization that there are no second chances at life; this is it. Make the most of every moment, every day and live for all that Christ has purposed and called you to be and do for His kingdom. Ephesians 5:16 tells us to ‘make the best of our time, because the days are evil.(NIV)” There’s no such thing as a casual Christian life. There is no grey, only black and white as it relates to our spiritual existence.
I’ve learned over the last few years just how important living in the now really is. When I run into an issue or hit a road block, I try to see it for what it is, whether that be God or satan (lower is the case here). In the past, closed doors would put me into a tailspin for weeks and take even longer to overcome and work through; I wasted so much time. These days, I can work through major blockages in minutes or hours. The difference is knowing and believing that God is in control of everything, and I do mean everything; from our waking up and going out, all throughout our day, our way back home and our laying down at night. He’s in control of that vicious boss, the slow driver in front of you, the neighbor or family member that despises you. We have to constantly remind ourselves that Christ loved and died for every one of us. With this our perspective should be that of His Song of Songs 7:10, “I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.” (NIV)
When we walk in the now, we can trust that God has us in his hands and will guide, direct and protect us every step of our way.
The way to get from here, to where you want to be is to diligently seek the will and purpose of the Father now; today! Ask for His revelation in your life, find a quiet place, kneel down and Pray, Pray, Pray! He’ll take care of the rest.