In the Present

Every Sunday, I take a break from writing about WorkLife, and Changing the World. Instead, I write about my imperfect understanding of God’s perfect love as my personal mission to spread His word and His love and to make a difference. You can read more Mission posts here.

For the past few months, I had been feeling spiritually dry. No matter how much I prayed or how much I served, I found it difficult to connect with God. I remember Rick Warren talked about this in his book, “The Purpose Driven Life.”

But, for the past few months, I had also been living my life either thinking too much about the past and what could have been or worried too much about the future and what could be.

Lately, I have been trying my best to stay in the present. I have been trying to focus on what is. And it has become easier for me to connect with God. Coincidence? Not really. I can only live my life now. I can only only open myself to God now. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow (but, I can definitely do it again tomorrow—when tomorrow becomes now).

God was present in the past. He brought me to where I am right now. God’s promise is that He will never leave me behind. He will always be with me. That’s why I should stop worrying about the future. God loved me yesterday. God will love me tomorrow. So, I might as well recognize, acknowledge, and enjoy His love today by being in the present moment. Because He wants me to feel and open myself to His love today, like any other day.

"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” — Matthew 28:20