Present

<<now, current>>

At the moment this is where life is – utilise it to the full. The past has gone and the future is yet to come.  Learn the lessons from the past but don’t let what has happened paralyse your ‘now moments’. God wants you to be victorious today, regardless of what happened in your yesterdays or will happen in the uncertainty of the tomorrows. The future is

God gives us the ‘now’ to live for                              Him, not ourselves

dependent on the decisions you make today, so endeavour to make choices that you won’t regret. Don’t look back except to learn – looking back
in guilt drains energy from the present and won’t change history. Look forward in faith and expectancy – to plan, not worry. Concentrate on living for Christ in the now as that is the aspect of life we have the most imput into. The present hardships are not nice yet will produce good fruit if we respond correctly (Rom 8:18; Heb 12:11).

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble" (Ps 46:1, 145:18). We are basically helpless in the face of so many events of life, yet He is for us and is in us (1 Cor 6:19). Because of that assurance "we will not fear...You will keep in perfect peace those whose mind are focused on you" (Ps 46:2; Isa 26:3). Am I unshaken by the current events that are bombarding our world?

See also: future, now, past, tomorrow.

 

 


Copyright © 2023 Bible Dictionary. All rights reserved. Website design by fuel.