Sunday, July 19, 2015

Who We Are... Now

"Remember not the things of old. Do not dwell in the past. See, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43:18-19a.

Isn't it strange how caught we can be with different stages of our lives? We're always thinking about who we were, who we fear we'll become, or who we need to be. It's either past or future, but never present.

Being a high school sophomore, every now and then I am reminded that college is only three years away and I need to make sure my transcript looks good enough to apply for a scholarship. Recently, I was also reminded of how I should have spent more time doing history at school so I could get a college credit. It's all about what I should have done, or what I need to do.

Through all of that, I think we forget to enjoy who we are now. Just think about it. We are young. We have a whole life ahead of us, thousands of new experiences to attain. Our physical and mental state is constantly changing month by month, year by year. We will only be who we are now--in this stage of life--once before life starts to change again.

Lately, I feel like I'm stuck in a quiet stage of life since my mom has been recuperating from knee replacement surgery. She can't drive so we've only been out of the house three times this past week. It's definitely a sudden switch-up from the business of the school semester and summer.

But God reminded me last night. He is always working new things in my life, whether I think so or not. Sure, it can get boring and definitely challenging at times, but I have to trust that He has a plan. Because I know without a doubt that He does.

That's why we should enjoy where we are in love now. God is teaching us something new every day. He has worked out a specific plan for all of us and we are experiencing it right now. It's amazing when you think about it. There have times in the past few weeks when I wasn't sure how anything to work out. But every day, I see God, putting hope and love, into my life.

Thank you for your patience with me and thanks for reading.

WAIT: Last night, Ellie and I got to see ROYAL TAILOR in concert! They were beyond amazing. We met them and took pictures. They put on a great show, one that I'll never forget. It was so much fun and I'm thankful to God for allowing us to go.
The sky could fall
The ground could shake
The stars burn out
And seasons change
The time will pass
And beauty fade
But all my love will remain


  1. Thanks for the reminder that now is just as important as then or later. I'm always so stuck in the different stages of my life that I think of the future to feel better. Why is it so difficult to live in the moment?

    The Life of Little Me

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you benefited by it. It is, I think, because I tend to think that if I don't worry about it now, something will get messed up. To paraphrase a Bible Verse, "Don't worry about tomorrow. For tomorrow will take care of itself." Thanks so much, M!

  2. This was amazing! I nominated you over at my blog, :)

  3. I nominated you for an award!

    - Ellie


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