It's when a baby wants its bottle
It's when my kids want their iPods.
It's when I want to fall asleep.
It's when my belly wants food.
It's when I want to lose weight.
It's when I want all the good things to begin and when I want all the stress to end.
It is the craving of so many categories of life.
Now seems like an unreachable fairy tale status.
Every part of life demands it, and we are keenly aware of how we are unable to deliver.
Yes, the now is in high demand.
And usually, we respond by ignoring the now.
We plan for days ahead and
we pine over days past,
forgetting that each of those are shaped in the very moments we are choosing to ignore.
Now is where the power lies...where the capacity for power increases exponentially, as we look face on at each moment.
We hope about the way things could be.
But the difference between a wish and reality is action:
Action in the now.
So, instead of excuses of why the future can't be what you hope,
and instead of excruciating remembrances of a past you wish you could erase,
start by taking a look at the now.
I, too, am guilty of ignoring the now.
Why? Because I am too busy stroking the later and beating up the past.
I have been asked so many times how to walk close with the Lord, how to get in His Word.
Most of time, a complicated answer and/or immediate major life overhaul is anticipated.
But the answer is simply this:
Do SOMETHING now.
Today, choose a moment to do something differently than you did the day before, the moment before.
Things don't change just because of a plan or a goal; they change when you do something in the now to move toward that goal.
If you want your destination to be a certain place, then the choices you make day to day have to be those that will put you on the path to your desire.
Instead of focusing so much on what you hope to be,
or what you have been,
stop and decide what you will do NOW.
NOW is laying the foundation of your future.
NOW will also become your past.
The actions that come to define our past and set the trajectory of our future all happen in the NOW.
NOW is the time of action.
What one thing will you
"...Indeed, the 'right time' is now. Today is the day of salvation."
2 Corinthians 6:2
"So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless...we are shown to be right with God by what we do, no by faith alone."
James 2:17, 24
"For I am about to do something new. See I have already begun! Do you not see it?..."