I wrote this post for "The Journey Unveiled" blog in 2012. And wow, has my life changed since then! Everything I was waiting for when I wrote this has come to fruition. Yet, the post still resonates with me even today.
Neglect Not Today
by Ebby Lane
My stomach curled in knots when Destiny asked me to blog about something I’m learning in my journey. My mind went all over the place because there is just so much. Should I write about struggles I’ve endured lately, since I have received wisdom about keeping certain things sacred? Or maybe I should write about how God is pushing me to take more chances and not be driven by possible failure (failure is a state my mind). Ugg, the endless possibilities. However, all of these lessons are gradually changing my attitude toward life…
..the most weighted one is God teaching me to NOT NEGLECT TODAY…
I’ll be 27 this year, I can choose to dwell on the empty ring finger that WAS NOT apart of my five year plan, the nest that is still empty, my wall that is bare of the degree I was supposed to obtain three years ago OR I can choose today.
My point is why waste today depressed over something that hasn’t happened, YET?
Also, I’m a master of the five year plan every year lol. I’m obsessed with knowing what is going to happen next and usually I’m right on, but lately, I can’t see very far into my future. I’ve been hit with so many curve balls that I’ve actually stopped trying to figure it all out, which I believe was God’s plan all along. He is teaching me to trust Him with the unknown, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18). That’s a difficult thing for me.
Nonetheless, everyone has something to be thankful for RIGHT NOW.
When I forget that, I remind myself to reflect on the prayers that God has already answered and keep in mind that six months ago, I was not where I am today. In fact, I was praying to be here, if that makes sense.
living for today is easier said than done, but it’s not about perfection here.
May we strive to unveil the beauty in between the reflections of yesterday and the dream come trues of tomorrow.
Living in the moment,
Ebby LeBlanc ♥