I've been reading a book for my Kairos group called "Chasing Daylight" by Erwin McManus (sp?). The first chapter was all about living in the moment and seizing every opportunity to do whatever it is that God asks. Thinking about that I wonder how often do I truly seize the moment that I'm living to bring God glory and praise. How often do I miss moments because I'm so focused on trying to figure out what God wants me to do in the next five years? What about what God is trying to accomplish in this moment?
Moments can be life changing. It was one moment that sparked the decision for my major. It was one woman doing what God called her to do by asking if I had ever thought about pursing Sign Language Interpreting as a career. It was that comment that brought me to my major, my school (Madonna University), two of my three current jobs, and what I'm thinking about for my Graduate degree. One moment can have such power. People rarely realize the power of the moments they're living.
It was one moment when someone encouraged me to join a Kairos group. That led to friendships, spiritual growth and many more things that I have yet to even consider. With all these moments that have brought so much, it makes me wonder... How many moments have I missed because I've been so focused on the future and not on what God wants to do in the here and now?
The future is important, but not nearly as important as seizing every moment to bring glory and honor to God, to bring people to him, and to accomplish his purpose.