Living in the Now

You might be wondering why I chose this title when my most recent piece touted the danger of living for the now.

But that’s just it. There is a difference between living in the now and for the now.

You’ve probably heard the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. Well that’s just it.

Sometimes we become so consumed with what may or might not happen in the future that we miss out on the blessings of the present.

As Christians we’re supposed to put our trust in Christ, but we often mistakenly place it in ourselves.

And what happens when we do that?

We worry; we become anxious; we experience meltdowns.


Because we can’t see the future.

Newsflash: We’re not meant to. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

Seriously, think about it.

If we knew what was going to happen the next minute, hour, day, month or year, what would be the point of faith?

It would be meaningless.

But God, in His wisdom, wants us to depend entirely on Him.

So that means living in the now.

That means leaving the how, when, why, what and where of the future to Him.

That means taking Him at His Word.

Matthew 6:26 (NLT) exhorts us, “Look at the birds. The don’t plant, harvest or store food in barns for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are?”

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