DH regularly, gently chastises, “Why do you always jump to the 'worst case' scenario?”
Why? So I can be ready, with a Plan. Any other conclusion is like ….well, icing on the cake. Looking back, (I rationalize) everything Awful that's ever happened to me occurred when I wasn't paying attention.
Ya, right. Can't you imagine God chuckling?
Still, I sense I'm not a lone ranger. So today I'd like to share a meditation that speaks to my crazy impulse to wander about, cloaked in a parachute and bubblewrap ….
Where are our minds right now? Are we focused fully? Or, are our minds wandering off to events scheduled for later today, or tomorrow perhaps? The simple truth is that this moment is all God has allowed right now. It's His design that we live fully each moment, as it comes. Therein lies the richness of our lies. Each moment contributes to the full pattern that's uniquely our own.
We must not miss the potential pleasure of any experience because our thoughts are elsewhere. We never know when a certain situation may be a door to our future. What we do know is that God often has to work hard getting our attention – perhaps allowing many stumbling blocks in order to get us back on target.
Being in tune with now, this moment, guarantees a direct line of communication to God. It also guarantees a full life. Our purpose becomes clear as we trust our steps to God's guidance. How terribly complicated we make life by living in the past, the present and the future all at once!
Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift of God, so precious that it's only given to us moment by moment. - Amelia Barr.