“Where ever you are, be ALL there.” – Jim Elliot
This quote “organically” popped up during my Google search for quotes about ‘being present’ & I think this was God telling my black ass to appreciate where the hell I am right now—- in this very moment.
I think it’s really easy to become enmeshed in your; goals- aspirations- wants- & ultimately your ‘what’s next’. I also realize that a symptom of being enmeshed in the future is not being able to fully embrace the blessings you are currently reaping.
Over the last few months it seems that all I have heard about are young people leaving their earthly form too soon. I have to be honest, as selfish as it may sound- the loss of so many young, beautiful and vibrant people has made me re-evaluate my own mortality.
How is it that I am still alive and breathing? How is it that I am blessed enough to continue to experience growth and see new and exciting things each day? I know that God loves all his children, but even when I am at my most ungrateful/undeserving the Lord allows me a chance to get it right by granting me another day of life.
I guess I am just feeling abundantly grateful.
Grateful that I exist.
Things aren’t perfect and I am human so I still have my “wants”, but my goodness the feeling of weight that fell off of my shoulders when I truly let go and let God was invigorating. I want to be present- I want to truly take in each and every moment that I am afforded by the grace of God.
I encourage you all to do the same.