I wrote this post for "The Journey Unveiled" blog in 2012. It is mind-blowing how life has changed since then! Everything I was waiting for when I wrote this has come to fruition. Yet, the message 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 was learning in my journey. My mind went bananas because there was just so much. Should I write about struggles I’ve endured lately? 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 of mind). Ugg, the endless possibilities. However, all of these lessons are gradually changing my attitude toward life.
The most weighted lesson 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 a part of my five-year plan, the empty nest, my wall devoid of the degree I was supposed to obtain three years ago, OR I can choose today.
Why waste today depressed over something that hasn’t happened, YET?
Also, I’m a master of the five-year plan every year. I’m obsessed with knowing what will happen next, and typically, I’m without fail. However, lately, my intuition has been shielded. The curveballs are abundant to the point I’ve seized attempting to decipher them, which 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). It’s a challenge.
Nonetheless, everyone has something to be thankful for RIGHT NOW.
When I forget, I remind myself to reflect on the prayers God has already answered. In addition, remember six months ago, I was not where I am today. In fact, I was praying to be here.
Living for today is easier said than done, but it’s not about perfection.
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 ♥