Many of us do not enjoy the present. Either we are haunted by our past, or occupied with worrying for the future. Which of the two distracts you from enjoying what you have now?
When we become mindful of the present, we learn to become more contented, more thankful, more peaceful, and more joyful.
Many moments go unnoticed and individuals don’t get appreciated when we are too busy tending to our regrets, unforgiveness, bitterness, and pains from the past. Or we are too busy overthinking about the future that we forget to smile. We don’t bother to hug our child, our parents, our spouse, or our friend. We neglect to pray.
The present is our concern. The past, we cannot change it anymore. We can only change how we accept it. We can only take the lessons from it.
Enjoy the moments and the people you have now. The future, you cannot be sure of what’s going to happen in the next seconds. You may have an idea. You can prepare for it. But no one knows exactly. So why overthink about it?
Don’t let the past and the future take away the best of today.
These are among the tactics of our Enemy. To distract us from enjoying what’s the best today. With the goal of destroying us in the process.
When the past and the future distract us so much, our relationships suffer – our relationship with the Lord, our marriage, our family, and our friendships.
Also, we are the ones who mostly suffer from this dilemma. Too much guilt from the past and worries for the future can lead us to despair and hopelessness. We become joyless individuals trying to survive life instead of enjoying every moment that our Lord offers through this gift called life.
Stop. Take notice of what’s happening around you. Smile. Be thankful for what you have now. “In everything give thanks… ” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Breathe. Breathe out a word of praise for the beating heart you still have. Enjoy… now.