Each Day

Posted: May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Often we can get a little ahead of ourselves. What I mean is that we often get really caught up in our long-term goals. So much so that we often lose sight of what God is doing in our lives at this very moment. Now please, don’t get me wrong. I am a staunch advocate of developing long-term goals. Yet, I wonder how pleasing it is to the Lord when we seemingly “use” the present day as a mere stepping stone to achieve those future goals? Do we see the beauty that God is doing in the here and now? I really believe that each day that the Lord has given to us has something in which He desires to teach us.

I was reminded of this once again during our Adult Bible Fellowship this past Sunday. We are studying the godly life of Joseph. We were looking at Genesis 39 and his response to the advances of Potiphar’s wife. Yet, we focused on Joseph’s life prior to that event–how he advanced in the ranks…being “stuck” in places he didn’t necessarily want to be in, yet continued to honor God and testify to His Name. He was noticed for his work ethic and his desire to please God no matter what his circumstances were. In each place he found himself in, he glorified the Lord.

So, what can this teach us? I believe that we need to get off the rooftops and jump down into the trees. I believe we spend way too much time looking at the big picture–planning and advancing our future little kingdoms without much attention being paid to what God is teaching us right now. And a major part of what He is teaching us right now will definitely prepare us for our future aspirations as well. Instead of looking at what is going on in our life right now as to how it is going to get you to point B in your future plans, seek exactly what God is teaching you in the moment here and now. It really isn’t all about us anyway.

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