Too often we live in the distant future rather than embracing our present reality. I have suffered from this many times in my past and missed the story God was weaving into my life in that very moment.
Stop thinking your life begins in the future. You’re living in it right now. This may be quite depressing for you if your current reality is painful or not as you want it to be but I’ve discovered that every season has a purpose and must be embraced for what it is.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ‘For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.’
It seems like we are all heading towards a place called “there”, hoping, wishing and believing that “there” is going to live up to our expectations and fulfill all our desires and then we will be fulfilled in life. While its great to have a dream or a vision for what could be, it’s integral that you understand that life is what happens to you while you are desperately searching for that place called “there”. Rather than waiting for “there” to arrive, start redefining your approach to life and live each day, presently conscious of what is happening in each moment.
I get to speak in lots of different churches and meet lots of different people. On the one hand I get to speak out of the revelation Gods given me into His word but I also speak out of my personal journey. It’s when Gods revelation intersects with my personal journey that something truly special happens, not just for me but for those whom I minister to.
I’ve discovered that my story connecting with Gods story will help ppl in their story. My testimony isn’t about my destination, it’s about my everyday journey. What I’ve wrestled with, what I’ve learnt and what God has carried me through along the journey becomes the impetus that washes over people’s hearts and causes them to marvel at Gods goodness and grace, not just for me but for them as well.
I encourage you to look at your life from a different perspective. Your life is passing before you very quickly. You’re living it while you are pursuing your dreams and aspirations. Life doesn’t start when you arrive. It has already started for you. Your journey is your testimony. What is God showing you today?