If you were to get everything you wanted, now… all at once: What would there be to look forward to? What would there be to hope for? What would your future look like? What would you wait in expectation for tomorrow?
~ P. Williamson
I’ve notice that in the past, like many people, I was always wishing I was doing something different, thinking about what I would do in the future, making plans for my life to come, reading (with jealousy) about cool things other people were doing.
It’s a crazy game. It’s fools gold.
Many of us do this, but if you get into the mindset of thinking about what you “could be doing,” you’ll never be happy doing what you actually “are doing.” You’ll compare what you’re doing with what other people (on Facebook and Twitter, perhaps?) are doing. You’ll wish your life were better. You’ll never be satisfied, because there’s *always* something better to do.
Instead, I’ve adopted the mindset that whatever I’m doing right now is perfect. If I’m writing a post, that’s amazing. If I’m reading blog posts on the Internet, that’s interesting. If I’m doing nothing but hanging out with my family, that’s incredible. If I’m walking outside, enjoying the fresh air, that’s beautiful.
There’s nothing I’m ever doing that isn’t the most incredible thing on Earth.
Be happy where you are. Be happy about now. Don’t hold your applause… waiting for a better tomorrow. Cheer about where you are now. TODAY is just as special as tomorrow is.
The life lesson here is…. You might not have everything you want. And everything might not be going your way. But if all your needs are met, consider yourself BLESSED.
… FAITH gives us something to look forward to. [“Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” ~ Hebrews 11:1]. But without #FAITH… there is no real point to life. Because faith is what GOD uses to bring us closer to HIM.
So, wait on your blessing. Keep looking forward to the miracle. Be optimistic about life. Be patient. You can’t “Hope for” something by faith… and get what you hope for, all in one instance. That would be like trying to begin a journey and end a journey all at the same time, expecting great results. Only faith can make your expectations sure.