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How do we balance living contently in the present with longing for the things that God has shown us for our future? How do we keep our eyes on the promises of a greater tomorrow without polluting the blessings of today? As we exercise our faith and focus on our grand assignments from God, life’s daily tasks can sometimes become overwhelming. I have been guilty of being so laser focused on what my next steps would be to reach my destiny that my everyday blessings did not get the homage they truly deserved. Being thankful is such an important part of understanding who God is and who he made you to be.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
Concentrating on the the fatigue, the worry, the doubt, or the anxiousness of where you are or whats next on your journey becomes counter productive. We must learn to enjoy the journey as much as we long for the destination. We must pray that we are able to look at the challenges of today through God’s eyes so that we can recognize them for what they really are, training for the next level. If we are busy complaining about our issues and praying for a fast forward button to get to the “good stuff”, we miss the entire point and the journey becomes much more frustrating. As we grow in our kingdom positions we must realize that challenges will never go away. There is now a new normal! As soon as we are done with one battle another one begins and there are fewer and fewer breaks in between. God wants us on fire for him and he put the drive to push through until we receive all that he has for us inside of our bellies. But we have to find balance. We have to slow down and find the joy in our everyday life without worrying about what is ahead. This is a very difficult thing to do sometimes. But the wonderful news is we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! We have backup! God is peace and serenity. We can pray to him for his peace and perspective. This gives us the opportunity to look forward to everyday as well as the blessings of the future. There are so many victories to be thankful for today regardless of what the future holds as wonderful as it may be. We can count it all joy and know without a doubt that no matter where we are on our journey, God is in control. Armed with the guarantee that he is with us in all that we do, we are now able to obtain balance and joyfully live in the present. We are now free to kick back, relax, and be thankful for all that God has done for us, past, present, and future!
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