I am now 35, and a lot has changed. The things that used to matter to me don’t anymore. I still think about “tomorrow” and how things can improve in certain areas. Some people are either paralyzed by their past mistakes or living in the “good old days”. Others dream about how things can be better. The problem is that we miss today – enjoying our spouse, our children and how they are growing and developing, the glory of God displayed around us in creation, etc.
Steven Furtick recently preached and mentioned the verse we often quote: THIS is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it (TODAY). We need to rejoice in today! Don’t focus on the promotion you want or the current of season of life you hate so much! Just enjoy the positive things of today.
I like Fleetwood Mac, but these words aren’t the best theology: “Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow, Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here, It’ll be, better than before…” The overwhelming theme of the song is to not be trapped in yesterday. However, the thought of tomorrow being better causes many to miss out on the blessings of today.
Am I saying for you to stop dreaming? Not at all! Just don’t miss out on enjoying the journey because you’re too focused on the destination.