Daily Devotion

ENJOY YOUR NOW

Weddings are one of those memorable moments in everyone’s life. A special day with your loved one celebrating each other and starting a new future filled with possibilities. The flowers, music, people, laughter, food and photos are all wonderful and to be enjoyed. But I have been to a few weddings where the bride and groom are not having any fun. The pending payments can be a damper. The petty things that will always go wrong can knock the wind out of you. The food coming late, the musician forgetting your name or even your ex-showing up dressed to kill. There are many things that can ruin a wedding. For some, they are busy pulling the strings on every facet of the wedding they just forget it’s their wedding and they need to enjoy it. The same is true about now. We sometimes get carried away in the mechanics of the now that we forget to enjoy this now we are working for.
God has brought you this far for a purpose. Stop trying to figure out everything and start enjoying what is before you. There is no point in having a party you are not going to enjoy. There is something special about now that you should just enjoy. Stop trying to make things better and just enjoy what is before you. There is preparation time and game time. Don’t mix these two. There is no such thing as perfect. Even after you have done your best, you can do better. So hold your horses and just enjoy where you are today. Yes, you will be better tomorrow but sadly today will not wait for tomorrow. Enjoy your now. Don’t wait for a mansion by the lake before you can enjoy life. That little house at the corner of nowhere can be as much fun as the mansion. Enjoy your now. It would not be fun to look at your wedding pictures and the only memories that come to mind are how miserable you were. Let them bring back memories of how much you enjoyed your wedding, your now. There is no day like today. With all its limitations and restrictions, you can choose to enjoy your now.

SCRIPTURE READING: Mathew 6:31-34

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

DEVOTION PRAYER:

Dear God, thank you for showing me the purpose of the now moment. I live my life enjoying every moment of my being. Am persuaded that my tomorrow is brighter than my yesterday. Father grant me the grace to fully appreciate what you are pouring out in this season in Jesus’ name. Amen

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