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It’s the moments that matter most. Our lives are full of moments. Sometimes I think I lose focus that it’s really all about the moment I’m in at this time. Often, I’m not feeling present but my mind is wandering to next thing on my to-do list. Many moments have passed and the next moments aren’t promised to any of us. Therefore, all I have is this present moment and how will I choose to spend it? If I squander all the moments I’m given, at the end of life, I will realize that it was not just moments I lost but my life wasted. If the moments are really what matter, how do I make the present one count?
The time of pressure reveals what I given in exchange for the bulk of the moments of my life. Did I exchange the moment for money? Or did I exchange it for folly? Was it trivial pursuits that consumed the most of my moments? Or perhaps it was negative thoughts that I spent so many moments dwelling. Was idle words and no activity that sucked away the moments of my life?
Forgive me Lord for failing to see the value in just this moment of my life. Show me how to take one moment at a time and build a life that is pleasing to you-one that is according to your plan. I allowed the frustrations, distractions, obligations, and pressures in life to lull me into sleep-filled activities without really choosing to make the moment count.
I leave you with a few quotes: