Hey girl, there’s been something on my mind because I feel as though we fall prey to this thing too often. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing bad about envisioning a better future. But when that future is all consuming then we definitely have a problem.
I’ve really gotten to a point in my life where I am so grateful to just be. Instead of worrying about what my future will look like, I have been living in the present. I realize that the decisions I make today will ultimately decide what my future will be anyway, so it is in my best interest to focus on where I am now. Not only does this mindset benefit my future, but I find myself so much more at peace and full of joy because I’m not trying to make something happen. I’m living in my blessings. I’m also not trying to arrive anywhere because I’m so grateful for the moments that I have. I’ve learned how to let go of the end result and just execute the plan God has placed on my heart. Because God has promised a result that is beyond anything I can imagine and I rest in that.
I will admit that I have wasted a lot of time in the past focusing on the future/unknown. I think because I had this preconceived notion of how I wanted my life to look. Big mistake, especially if you haven’t run this big plan by God. Get ready for loads of disappointments because no matter how much we think we got this, God is still in control. Even up to this year, God has had to continuously remind me that He has a plan and I can rest in it. God is not trying to keep secrets, it’s just that He knows the best timing for every step of this journey and what’s best for us. But for our stubborn human minds it can be a hard pill to swallow, even when it ultimately will make our lives easier. And I will admit it has made my life so much easier.
I rest easy now knowing that all I have to do is continue to execute the vision and word God has given me. I make all of my decisions with this in mind, so it’s less of a guessing game. The one question I ask myself is: is this decision in alignment with my purpose and the vision that God has given me. I think that the reason we often feel so lost and or confused is because we (1) like me have this idealized picture of our lives without consulting God; and (2) we neglect our relationship with God, which clouds our understanding of what our purpose truly is. Once God gives you the vision, even if you have to wait on it, don’t worry it will come to pass. Enjoy each day and keep executing. You don’t want to look back with a long trail of regrets on your way to there you forgot to pay attention to here.
I feel you girl, I want to be living my best life. But my best life is the life that I have right now and I have to make the most of it. Keep this in your heart…God is not in the failing business. So don’t feel like you have to keep up with the world, do what you know works best for you and take care of you in the here and now.