Blogging takes time.
Writing a book takes time.
How can we live in the moment today while having hope for tomorrow when the mountain doesn’t seem to move?
What do we do when we’ve done all the “right” things and still don’t get a response?
These were the questions still pulsating inside my brain when I stumbled into Bethany’s words.
“Too many of my hours and days have been spent striving to find answers on job sites, Google, and housing portals. I feared irresponsibility. I feared laziness. I feared failure. So I did and did whatever I could to make something happen. Sometimes I finagled something, other times I learned that you can make striving a full-time gig while accomplishing nothing. Through all of it, the Lord has been faithful.” – Bethay Mcllrath guest writing at Uniquely Yours Ministries
I understand where she is coming from because I have been mining the Google shafts myself, hoping to make a dent in debt’s logbook. Hoping so we can give more, and live more fully. But anything can become strength sapping. Anything, if not careful — can become so big on your radar, it is like it’s plastered overtop e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you face or do.
Ugh. Double ugh.
So what do we do when we let concerns of our tomorrow’s hover over the beauty of our todays?
We learn to continue living.
Living in the Moment While Hoping for Tomorrow
My living-in-the-moment Word document peak: 2 weeks ago my moment looked like adding another line or two to a book in the making. It is laying open and unfinished, messy and wild — in my Maker’s hands.
Living in the moment while hoping for tomorrow means daily doing what I can, and letting the rest go.
Writer, Jill Hoven’s post about surrender is a good one for those who need to read more on surrender. Surrendering our book visions as they dance with delight, helping people who are where we were not long ago, is a heart-altering experience; requires me to lay my plans on the altar.
Surrendering The Plans
“I often realize I look for a plan to secure my peace.” – Bonnie Gray from Whispers of Rest
Today my prayer is that God will help me:
- to trust him even though I can not see what is to come.
- to trade struggling for steadiness as I abide in Him.
- to help me enjoy the smallness and beauty of what is front of me.
What does living in the moment while hoping for tomorrow look like right now to you? Please share with us below. These are wonderful things!
Moving forward slowly is better than not moving at all. So I am learning as I go and enjoying the ride along the way.
Pst…this book I have been reading, The First Five Pages, is a great read for fiction writers.
What about you? Are you finding a way to apply “present moment living” while believing God’s best for you and your future is under his watchful care?