Are you feeling lost and uncertain about the future? Have you anchored your life with prayer, but still feel like you’re waiting for the next big thing? It’s time to gain clarity for the moment you’re in, not the moment you feel is coming!
“Limit your field of view and you will see more.” ~ former Navy Seal, Rourke Denver
If you’re like me, you’ve been through your fair share of ups and downs in life. You’ve anchored yourself with prayer, you’ve done the work, and now you’re ready for the next chapter.
But hold on, don’t jump ahead just yet! It’s time to gain some clarity and focus on the present moment.
Here’s the deal, when you feel like God is preparing you for something new, it can be tempting to constantly look ahead. It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s to come. You might be dreaming about that perfect job, that ideal relationship, or that exciting adventure. And hey, that’s all well and good. It’s important to have goals and aspirations.
But here’s the thing, while you’re looking ahead, you might be missing out on what’s happening right in front of you. You might be ignoring the people, experiences, and opportunities that are right there for the taking. It’s easy to get caught up in our thoughts about the future, especially when we’re feeling like we’re in a transitional period. We might be so focused on what’s next that we completely forget to appreciate what’s happening right in front of us. When we’re so fixated on the future, we risk missing out on all of the incredible experiences, people, and opportunities that are right in front of us in the present.
And trust me, that’s no way to live.
Have you ever had a moment where you looked back and realized that you missed something amazing because you were too busy looking ahead?
Maybe you missed a chance to form a new friendship, or you passed up on an exciting opportunity because you were too focused on what you thought was coming next? These missed opportunities can leave us feeling unfulfilled and disappointed. It makes us wonder what else we might be missing out on.
Living in the present is all about finding joy in the moment and embracing the experiences that are happening right now. When we’re truly present, we’re able to connect with the people around us, notice the beauty in our surroundings, and appreciate the little things that make life so wonderful. By focusing on the present moment, we can fully engage with life and find happiness in the here and now.
So, my friends, let’s make a conscious effort to stay present and appreciate what’s happening in our lives right now. Let’s not let our fixation on the future rob us of the joys and opportunities that are right in front of us.
So, what’s the solution?
Gain as much clarity as you can for the moment you’re in, not the moment you feel is coming. That means focusing on the present, being present, and making the most of every single moment.
Take stock of your life as it is right now.
What are you grateful for?
List all the things that bring you joy.
Identify the situations where you are struggling.
What can you do to make the most of the current situation?
One scripture that talks about being present is Psalm 118:24, which says “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” This verse reminds us to be present in the current day and to find joy in it, no matter what is happening in our lives. It encourages us to focus on the present moment and to appreciate the gift of life that God has given us each day. By living in the present and finding joy in each day, we can strengthen our relationship with God and live a more fulfilling life.
By gaining clarity on the present moment, you’ll be better equipped to handle whatever the future holds. You’ll have a better sense of what you want and what you need. You’ll be more confident and grounded. And most importantly, you’ll be able to enjoy your life right now, instead of constantly looking ahead to the next big thing.
So, take a deep breath, my friends, and focus on the present. By gaining clarity for the moment, you’ll be able to embrace life’s journey and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. And when the future does arrive, you’ll be ready to take it on with strength, clarity, and purpose.