Here and Now

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you ended up where you are? Not really sure how you landed in the Here and Now. And, you find yourself asking the question, 'I'm here, now what?' Sometimes life circumstances takes us on a trip that ends up in places we never dreamed. The good news: We don't have to stay where we are.  Take a quick glance back; you are not where you used to be. Look ahead with confidence.  You have some level of control over what lies ahead. Here are a few things you can do to embrace the Here and Now:

  1. Enjoy the journey - Be a participant not an observer in life.  We only get one shot at this life-thing. There is plenty to do and experience all around.  It is important to be present and available when in the company of friends and family.  Take in as much as you can.  Learn from those around you and make a commitment to share your life with others. Surround yourself with people that will listen, challenge and  make you laugh. Make sure you offer your gifts and talents to help others.
  2. Let go of the past. You are not defined by your past.  It is important to learn from past challenges and victories. Use each one as a stepping stone to propel you towards your future.  Take some time to assess where you are now and what you have experienced in the past.  You will find that you possess the formula for pretty healthy tomorrow.
  3. Hope for a bright future. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God has our future in His hands. Live today with an expectant hope for your future.

Life is a definite journey.  Take the time, right where you are and remember that God's plan is to provide you with a future that He created.  Our choices, at times delay our trip to our final destination, but the good news is, we have a destination.  It has been mapped out and each one of us is fit for this adventure!