These are some thoughts that came together today at work while engaged in some awesome conversations with my clients. If you like conversations....it's hard to find a better profession than mine.
Is there any way for us to break free from this framing story that is so predominant here in America? Plan your future...think ahead...set goals...and if you don't, we'll make you feel like a fool.
I think there is and I think to really live free it is very necessary to rethink all of this.
If everything beyond this moment is only an imagined uncertain future, does living like we can plan it all out even make sense? If all we have is right now, living in the past and yes even planning our tomorrows can cause us much trouble. Much trouble that is, in the things that count with God. Here is a big problem that I think it causes in most people. We all too often miss what is right in front of us in the moment.
Here is why this is so important. Love only exists RIGHT NOW. It's not in the past and it is not in tomorrow. If only the love found through freedom in Christ can turn things around, it seems living in the now would be of great importance? If I am thinking about tomorrow or the past all the time, how many moments do I miss? I'm guessing it would be more than I would like to know?
Too many people miss out, myself included, when I live anywhere other than wide awake in the moment. With this being so true, it seems to me that we might want to rethink this whole concept of living so much of our life somewhere we don't even have?