Being Present

I feel like God is trying to get a message across to me, in fact I know He is.  So often I get caught up in thinking too much about the past and what I get accomplished and worrying about the future and all that I still need to do that I sort of just float through the present somewhere between the two.  Yesterday I read Gail Hyatt’s blog about this very subject and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  Her blog is great and encourages you to “look at your feet” when you feel this way to remind you where you are and that you can only make a difference right where you are at this very moment.   It is about working within the moments we are given and not to look back or worry about the unknown, just do the best with the very moment you are in.

Then, last night we received our new issue of Relevant Magazine and I was reading an article entitled “I Just Wish I Knew God’s Will”.  It is a good article that talks about how we need to obey and follow God’s lead which most of the time includes action, not just sitting around waiting on God.  He is usually waiting on us.  🙂  One particular quote in the article stood out to me. It said “God cares more about our response to His Spirit’s leading today in this moment than about what we intend to do next year.”  I love that!  In other words…obey what God is leading you to do RIGHT NOW, not what you “think” he wants you to do in the future.

Be present, be available, and be willing to hear and obey God in this very moment.  Today. Right now.  This very moment.  If you forget, just “look at your feet”.

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2 thoughts on “Being Present

  1. Michelle,

    I am humbled to think you referenced my post. Thanks be to God.

    I loved reading yours, especially:

    “God cares more about our response to His Spirit’s leading today in this moment than about what we intend to do next year.” I love that! In other words…obey what God is leading you to do RIGHT NOW, not what you “think” he wants you to do in the future.

    The interesting thing, is that God has set it up so we just can’t master this and be done with it. We have to consciously choose to be in the present moment every moment. He’s pretty smart like that.

    • Thank you Gail for commenting!! I follow you and your husband on Twitter and I also read your blogs. You are very inspirational and I’m sure that won’t be the last time I reference your blog! 🙂

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