Daily Devotional – 7/23/18 “What are you doing with your now? “

I know it’s been over a week since I’ve written a devotional. Well, life happened. If you don’t follow me on social media, my uncle passed away. It has been one week today and although his passing was unexpected, it is well with my soul. See, what I have come to realize is … life will happen. You can prepare for it or it can be without warning but life will happen. My question to each of you, what are you doing with the time you have? Please understand, I am not meaning this to be a somber devotional but I really want you to take a moment and reflect on this question. What are you doing with your now? Are you living in regret? Are you living with a ‘somebody’ you’re praying will one day be your soul mate yet you know deep down they aren’t? Are you trying to fulfill an assignment God has told you to let go of? Are you still in the place of turmoil God has clearly removed you from but you will not release because it’s comfortable? Are you still aligning yourself with people who keep using your gifts for their benefit? What are you doing with your now? You do get that today could be your last day, right?

Beloved, I don’t know about you but I am trying to live my best life, according to God’s will for me. I am trying to live the best of my now because I was once succumbing to the darkness and I no longer wish to visit it again. I am only offering the best of me because I know what the least of me feels like and it doesn’t feel good. I’m living my now, to the best of my ability because I know what it looks like not too. This is why I don’t entertain foolishness and why I will not argue over meaningless stuff. I don’t accept every invitation. I don’t go to every celebration. I don’t even approve every friend request because my “NOW” is sacred. Why? Because my now is counting on me to survive. So, please don’t feel bad if you are not included in my now. I don’t mean any harm but you may need to fix yours and then we will revisit to see if you fit into my later. What are you doing with your now? “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. James 4:13-14”