The other day, I had opportunity to work through my calendar for the remainder of the year. I was attempting to find those windows of opportunity between church events and other engagements already on my calendar. I was desperately looking for that FUN window to place the family vacation. ¬†Once placed – that vacation blinks a bright happy light that ends up being the “I can’t wait until” event that I long for. In fact, if you’re like our family, at some point we begin a countdown. That countdown ticks off everyday towards a moment when we can unwind, unpack, and God can unveil His plan for us in a stress free and “perfect” world.

Right? Are you like me?
Well…in truth, we are simply wishing away all our today’s in hopes for a better tomorrow. ¬†We are investing our minutes in a tomorrow that may or may not arrive. ¬†And when it does, be assured it will not look in present as it does in the future.

James gives us a wake up call:
“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

Even though it is prudent to plan – we should never postpone our today!
Never!  Only God can command time, and only He can assure our tomorrows will arrive.

So…what do we do? ¬†Savor today…squeeze every ounce of moments made miraculous when seen through the eyes of the Spirit. Don’t wait for tomorrow to invest in those you love. ¬†Give today a fair shot! ¬†Whether it’s at work, school, or the most dysfunctional place on earth.
Find joy for the journey…and commit to live…before the mist vanishes!