Don’t forget the now
Dreaming About Tomorrow Without Hampering Today
Have you ever gotten side-tracked? You know those moments when you need to be working on an assignment due tomorrow, but you are planning for a project due next week instead? I do. Why do we choose one over the other? It all depends on the priority and thought-process we have at the time. Dreaming about the future is a wonderful treasure that God has blessed us with, but we must be careful to avoid being hampered today.
You see, on a more spiritual note, God wants to use you today. Sure, the career you will have in a few years will have the same truth, but it is important that today isn’t down-played because of a future hope and plan. First of all, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Secondly, God desires us to live each and every day to our fullest potential for his glory.
I am reminded of Matthew 8:21-22.
Another of his disciples said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”
But Jesus told him, “Follow me NOW. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead.”
Jesus isn’t saying that we just ignore our loved ones! The true meaning behind the words of this disciple is quite contemplated. No matter what the disciple really meant by “bury my father,” Jesus wanted this individual to commit to him NOW. Not even our families should take God's place in our hearts.
As you walk through God’s platform for you today, remember his strong desire to use you. Dream big! Plan God-driven desires for your future. Pray for what lies ahead. However, you must not become so overwhelmed with tomorrow that you hamper your journey today.