I heard a song that said something like; everybody exist but not everybody is living (paraphrased). In the mind of the artiste, “living” must mean having money, “accomplishments” and the likes, if we are to go by the context in which it has been used. What’s wrong with that perception is that alot of “rich,””accomplished” people have died unfulfilled. (“Accomplishment” in quote… a topic for another day).
Today, I’ve got a new definition for “living” which is being in the moment. It does not matter where you are right now in your life. The question is, can you soak in that moment? Can you appreciate the chirping birds? Can you not take for granted that passerby who gave you a smile? Can you be kind to someone who doesn’t deserve it today? Can you go out of your way to make someone happy, putting aside your needs and worries? Can you say: “God, I know the journey is still far, but I “live” in this moment, help me to know everything You are trying to teach me in this moment and not go before my appointed time.” Can you say that?
Abraham did not have a son for a long time. While God was trying to teach him to be a man of faith so much that his faith will be counted to him for righteousness and thereby be called a friend of God, Abraham went before the appointed time and had an illegitimate son who almost stirred up trouble. But God was merciful enough to fixed Abraham’s wrong and still made him to accomplish everything He had plan for him.
Job on the other hand said he will wait till his change will come… And he waited. Today everybody is trying to claim the blessings Abraham and Job received, which is not a bad thing… But tell me, who is still waiting? Who is taking notes? Who is in this moment?
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