Today We Live.

Why do we fear tomorrow? Why are we afraid of the future? Why are we scared about what’s going to happen?

All of life we are forced to wait. When we’re in elementary school we have to wait until middle school. When we’re in middle school we have to wait until high school. When we’re in high school we have to wait until we can drive. When we can drive we have to wait until graduation. When we graduate we have to wait until adulthood. When we’re adults we have to wait to get married. When we’re married we have to wait to have kids. When we have kids we have to wait until they’re out of the house. When they’re out of the house we have to wait until retirement. When we retire we have to wait until we die.

Yeah…lots of waiting…that was probably pretty boring, so let’s make it funny.

We’re living a life that’s like a big line at the DMV, and once we reach the counter…we die. And no, the attendant lady is not satan, even though the DMV is like hell and she acts like the devil. (as you can tell, I dislike the DMV. No offense to anyone that works there, but it sucks).

We’re always waiting for the future to happen. We worry about what it entails, so we try to create an unrealistic future for ourselves, even though we don’t know what’s going to happen. No one can read the future. Maybe that’s why we’re so afraid of it, because it’s unknown. We can’t tell what’s going to happen.

Life is full of unexpected surprises, so live today to the fullest.

Be aware of the future, but don’t create an unneeded anxiety about it. The future is important, but living in the now is the most important. We don’t know when Jesus is coming back. Don’t patrol your future looking for the thief in the night. His coming is going to be a surprise whether we like it or not.

Make the present your future. Do what you can now to enhance tomorrow, but don’t worry about tomorrow.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 NIV)

Don’t fear what you don’t know. Embrace it and trust God that He’ll get you through it.

Where are you going once you die? Are you confident about it? Then don’t worry. If you’re going to heaven, then this life is only temporary.

Jesus conquered the grave so that we don’t have to worry about death.

So don’t focus on the future. Focus on the now. Center your eyes on the development of the kingdom. Reach out to others today instead of waiting for tomorrow. Do what God has called you to do today instead of tomorrow. Be a light today instead of tomorrow.

Love you dudes, but more importantly, Jesus loves you dudes. I hope this was encouraging. Get connected and join the dudes on twitter @NotoftheNorm or email us at notofthenorm.wordpress@gmail.com. Let’s talk about life, the bible, and Jesus. Love to connect with you dudes!

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7 thoughts on “Today We Live.

  1. “We’re living a life that’s like a big line at the DMV…” Love this! Fantastic metaphor (which is especially appreciated not being a fan of the DMV myself). This blog is fantastic. I discovered it today when I noticed my Mother’s Day post was “liked.” Thank you for making my day! Blessings, Catie

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  2. Thanks for the exhortation–a refreshing reminder: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

    Thanks also for the “like” on Dr. J’s Apothecary Shoppe.

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