Five Minute Friday: Present
The Gypsy Mama shares this great idea to write every Friday for 5 minutes on a topic.
Want to take five minutes with me and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
I love when I hear words that have multiple meanings and uses. So, today’s word present poses this problem. What do I write on….well, I am not much for presents that you get or give. I have a difficult time figuring out what to give to people. I once asked someone how they figured out what to give during Christmas and they told me that they just pay really good attention to others throughout the year, which then made me feel extremely impersonal and aloof (which may be partially true). The best way to chose presents is when you know you can just ask what someone needs and they really tell you (I am a fan of gift registries for this reason 🙂
But my mind thought of being PRESENT. I immediately thought of how I wish that I would be constantly open to God being present in my life on a moment-by-moment basis. He is there, right? He will never leave us nor forsake us….so, I realized it’s just me. I have this struggle with living in the past or fretting about the future. Lord, help me today to allow your PRESENCE in my life to change me, so that I will focus on the way you are guiding and directing my PRESENT life. Give me confidence that you take my past and guide my future, but that I need not waste the PRESENT moment where you are offering guidance, protection, joy, and endurance.