happy five minute friday guys!! this week’s topic is very appropriate for me:
You, Lord, are God of the present tense.
A line from one of my favorite Jon Foreman songs, Again. It’s been stuck in my head all week.
I’m usually stuck in one of two places in my head: firmly rooted in the past, or worrying about my impending future.
Lately, the future has been plaguing me the most.
Last week I wrote about my hatred of waiting. My impatience. I think a lot of my impatience stems from wanting to know my future. Wanting to know what’s going to happen tomorrow, next week, next year… I’m not a spontaneous person. I don’t like waiting to see what happens when it’s already unfolding.
The past couple weeks, I’ve been doing a lot more waiting than I’ve wanted. And I hated it.
I have been forced to take a step back and wait on the Lord’s timing. And, lo and behold, it was irreovocably perfect timing. Always is, even if it doesn’t feel like it is at the time.
Instead of vying so hard to figure out the future, He says to wait. Be here in the present. This is a time and a day He has made, too– not just the future.
He has the plans of the future, but we have the time of the present to put that plan into motion now.
Unbreakably Kimmy Schmidt told us to take life at 10 seconds at a time. That’s all we need. We don’t need to figure out the future just yet.
I need to be more present in the present tense. Even if it’s just for 10 seconds at a time.
Because the future is in His hands… but today is in mine. And I can bring Him as much glory in the present tense as I will in the someday He’s promised me.
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage. Wait for the LORD! -Psalm 27:14 (ESV)