"Hurry, hurry, hurry!"
"We are running out of time!"
"We don't have enough time to do that right now!"
As I've been listening to myself talk to my kids the last several weeks, those would be among the top statements that have been coming out of my mouth. I began realizing that time, or rather the lack of enough time were dominating my thoughts about and my reactions to most situations. The future and what "needed to be done next" were becoming more important to me than the present.
The Lord, has hit my pause button and has invited me to live in TODAY instead of always the next moment. First off, He has shown me that I already live in eternal life. According to
"this is eternal life: that they know you,
the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."
Eternal life has started NOW and so the truth is - I am NOT running out of time. I am already living in eternal life. I've been learning more and more each day that He really IS there in every situation and time, wanting to love on us and help us through each moment.
"For in Him we live and move and have our being."
I do not need to be afraid of the future because He has promised to never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). The fact that I'm walking in eternity now has helped me to invest in the things that have eternal significance - relationships. I can enjoy today with my husband, my kids and my friends. My relationships with them and with God are the only things that hold eternal weight.