Five Minute Friday: Present
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Life is meant to be lived in the moment. But as I am busy striving to be present in the here and now, I find myself reaching forward, and sometimes looking back. And in so doing, I lose sight of the many beautiful blessings that God would have to show me each day. Some days I wish I could just stop time, freeze today, so that I could have a good look at my surroundings. I want to live my life, for this moment. For this is what truly matters, what I do with each moment that He has given to me. Yet I long for the past, at times, and worry about the future. And in the longing and the reaching, I forget to live in the here and now, fully present and alive in the moment.
Wherever you are, be all there. – Jim Elliott
True joy in life is found in moments — hurried, rushed, mundane, busy moments of real life. Forgive me Lord, for reaching forward and looking behind. Help me to be fully present and alive right here, right now, in this moment. I don’t want to miss the beauty you have for me today.
*I’m so tired tonight. I think this little bit of writing took about 8 minutes 🙂