Here, Now

Minutes turn into hours, hours turn into days, days turn into weeks, which turn into months, years....

I am quickly learning how fast time truly does fly. Even in the moments where I am so incredibly bored and the hours seem to drag by, I'll look back later and wonder where the time went.

As I this becomes more obvious to me, I am trying to learn how to live in the present. To be more aware. To soak in each and every moment that God has given me. To be here, now.

In order to live life positively present, we need to set aside all the things that are distracting us. We need to set aside all the stress and fears, and take each day as it comes.

We tend to get so caught up in the things that did not go the way we planned in the past or the things that could go wrong tomorrow. Then we start to feel bad for ourselves as if our world's just going to fall apart.

See, the thing is, God tells us not to worry about anything. He tells us to give everything to him, so that we can enjoy life. So that we can become equipped for the things he has in store for us.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Matthew 6:25-27

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When I decide to focus on each moment, I am not longer anxious about what's to come. There is no reason to worry about how or if things will happen when we have faith that those things will happen exactly as they are suppose too.

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

Focus on the good. Focus on the things right in front of you. Focus on the beauty. Take a look at all of the things God has blessed you with. Let go of the scary things that have taken control. Find the light and joy in your day. Make each day one to remember.

Lately, since I have been back at school, I've had a lot of alone time, which is good at times, but during others the silence kills me. I've spent so much time wishing the time would go by faster, so that I can go back home again. Making lasting friendships has been very difficult for me, but as I have talked to other people, I know this is just a season. So, instead of simply praying for friendships and that time will go by so I can get out of here, I have started pouring into God's word. Instead of binge watching Netflix and napping in my free time, I have pulled out my bible to learn more about him. I have to have the faith that everything is going to workout in time. There is no point in sitting back and feeling sorry for my situation because I do know that every thing is going to be alright. In time. In his PERFECT time.

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So as you go into this year, be present in the things around you. Don't let anything distract you from becoming the best version of yourself. Love people, laugh more, and smile every chance you get. You will begin to see the change and you will never look back.