“When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’” — Genesis 28:16
Oftentimes I find myself so focused on the next big thing – hoping, dreaming, thinking, planning – that it’s consuming. I’m constantly looking at the horizon for a glimpse of what is coming my way. But I’ve come to realize that I don’t want to be so focused on the next place and the next thing that I miss what’s happening in this moment. I don’t want to miss what God is teaching me right now.
My prayer is for growth, to learn, to hear Him and to be a better follower of Christ. But how much do I miss of what He’s doing right now because I’m looking to the future thinking, “I can’t wait until God does something really big in my life”? What if He’s doing something really big in my life right now and I’m missing it? What if I’m overlooking or not paying enough attention in this moment that in hindsight I realize He was doing something right then? Lord, I don’t want to miss you right now because I’m focused on the what’s to come.
What are you looking for on the horizon? Where do you see God working in your life right now? I’d love to hear your stories!