I will confess upfront that I struggled with this week’s prompt. Writing it did take more than 5 minutes and I did do some editing. Thought of not submitting it but here it is. 🙂
“And living in the now and not the in between.” This last line of Lisa-Jo Baker’s post for Five Minute Friday prompt, “In between,” got me thinking of statements I have heard: “When the children are grown, I will do …” “When I lose another 10 lbs, I will …” “When I am stronger in my faith, I will …”
It also made me wonder where and how in my life am I living in the “in between” mindset, in that that my focus is so future oriented that I am robbing myself of present moments, of the living in the now. Was I not promised abundant life?
While it is true that I will life forever in His face-to-face presence, abundant life is for now, this moment, in this earthly tabernacle. I am on the journey from here to here but I do not have to wait until I arrive there to begin truly living, I can live fully now because what I do between here and there matters to Him, even as He is changing me from whom I am into the image of His Son.