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!