I am always being told to “be where your feet are planted.”
As you know, I have been scared of the future.
While I have been scared, I have also been looking towards the future. It’s a weird thing, actually. I’m scared of what’s coming next, but the “next” is what I’m looking forward to, as well.
You see, I have always been someone who looks towards the future. I am someone who is constantly looking for what’s next, what’s about to happen, what God has in store for me.
It’s not that I’m not happy with where I am in life- I most definitely am.
I am extremely content in where God has me placed. I am thankful for everyday and I know that God is good all the time. There is something thrilling and exciting about the future, don’t you agree? The future holds mystery. The future holds suspense. The future holds a world full of possibilities. The future holds grace and beauty, but so does today.
Today holds immense possibility. Today holds grace upon grace that is given to us by Him. Today holds you and your heart, wherever you are. Today is the future and today is what you’ve been looking for.
No matter what comes my way, I have realized that God has a plan for me.
In that, I am beginning to trying to be present where my feet are; Not where my feet are going to be tomorrow, not where they were last week. I am going to try to be present right here and right now.
As the days pass on, as the hours fly by, I’ve started to realize that I need to soak it all in, to take advantage of today and just enjoy the present.
I spend too much time worrying about the future, wondering what’s next, planning for the next step. I surround myself with this idealized sense of the future that when it finally is here, when tomorrow comes, I miss it. I miss the future because the future is not concrete. The future is something that is here, yet it is something that we can never reach.
I look so much to the future that I miss it.
Funny how that works, isn’t it? Essentially, the future that I was dreaming about yesterday, last week, last month, it’s here. It’s the right here and the right now.
I’m slowly grasping the idea that yes, we don’t have to worry about the future because the future is now. It’s a hard concept to wrap your head around, and I even get mixed up sometimes.
Bottom line: live for today.
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Live and love where you are.
Appreciate that this is what you’ve been dreaming of. Realize that where you are now is what you once prayed for. It can be so hard to take a step back, to realize that the future is here and the person you wanted to be 10 years ago is you. You are what you dreamt of.
Therefore, I am going to try to stay present, to be where my feet are planted. I encourage you to be where your feet are planted, too.
Don’t take life for granted.
Love where you are.
Live for today.
Live for the moment.
Live in the moment.
Everyday is such an incredible blessing. God is so good to us everyday and His mercies are new each day. No matter if the world is cruel to you, or whether the world satisfies you, remember that He is still good. He is good no matter what. Where your feet are planted, that’s the good stuff. The present, where you are, that’s where God is good and that’s where God is present.
“This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.”
Rejoice in the mundane.
Thank Him through the pain.
Praise him through the happy moments.