8.06.2014

Embrace the moment


Yes, that title is so cliche.  But really.  It’s an incredible reminder.  And one that God really taught and showed me the truth of while I was in Kusi...

Before I left for Peru, I spent a lot of time praying for specific requests that I had for my time spent there.  One of my petitions was that He will help me to not be distracted by minute details, to not be too homesick, and that I would learn to live in each of the moments He presented to me.  

I’ve had a bad habit of worrying about the future.  I’d be having a really fun time doing something, but if for just one second, I started thinking about the next minute, I would get worried, or even anxious, about what that next minute would entail.  And it ruined the current moment I was in.

We’re all guilty of either worrying about what’s to come, or being too anxious about moving forward more quickly.  But there is absolutely no need to.  It’s not like by doing either of these, we make the future moments better.  Yet we never remind ourselves of this.

The best moment you are living is the one you’re breathing in right now.  Even though it may not feel like it.  Even though it’s really tough to live it.  Even though you don’t understand what is happening.  You’re living it for a reason.  God’s got you in that moment to teach you something, to bless you in some way, to show you a new piece to the puzzle.  When you focus fully on the moment at hand, you can enjoy it so much more because you’re not letting the past or future distract you.  Whatever moment you’re in, LIVE it.  Give yourself fully to whatever second He has placed you in.  And by doing so, you’ll be able to look back on those precious times and not have any regrets.

Don’t worry about the future.  God has it taken care of.  Your job is to be joyful where He has you currently.  And to embrace it.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post ! It was an encouragement to me today :-)

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  2. You're always so encouraging, Raquel. thanks for the reminder!

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  3. I agree. I don't worry about the past or the future. I find that in order to live my life the way God wants, I have to live in the moment. I try to stay still and let him lead me to the next step. Life became so much easier once I learned to us lesson

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    1. Amen. It's a difficult process sometimes, but so worth it. He is holding your future!

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  4. Awesome post Raquel! I have been feeling this way lately a lot (actually I posted something similar to this on my blog just recently). Thanks for this wonderful reminder!!

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    1. Thanks, Britt! I'm catching up on reading your blog posts right now haha

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