If Your Fulfillment Resides in The Future You Are Not Truly Living
Today is all you will ever have…
Find fulfillment in what you’re doing right now.
One of the scariest realities I’ve had to confront and accept in my lifetime, is that tomorrow is not promised.
We live in times where everyone seems to be extremely future-conscious by default. Not that that is a bad thing in itself, but it becomes a terrible way to live if your obsessive concern for tomorrow undermines the worth of today (the present).
For example, if you dream of becoming a renowned and prolific digital writer, there are things you ought to be doing right now so your dream becomes a reality.
But you’d be wrong to let your quest for writing success deprive you of enjoying the joys and delights of your current situation or level.
Stop postponing your fulfillment.
Your fulfillment shouldn’t be postponed to some later time in the future because soon enough, you won’t have any “later” left.
You’re not truly living if your best life resides in some far away future-land. This is not to undermine the necessity of long-term thinking. However, it is an attempt to correct the notion that today — this phase of your life — is to be endured.
You’re not truly living if your best life resides in some far away future-land.
We tend to treat the present as though it is merely the vehicle that drives one to their desired tomorrow. But, it’s more than that.
In reality, it is all you and I will ever have.
The future is a figment of your imagination. That might be a little difficult to accept, but it’s the truth nonetheless. You’ll never transit into any moment in time called “the future.”
So, you must sustain the wisdom to plan adequately (and in faith) for the future whilst maintaining the balance needed to rejoice and be glad in “this day” that the Lord has made.
Don’t be so hung up on tomorrow that you lose the essence and beauty of today.
I’ll end with Jesus’ words,
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”