Don’t Run From Today

Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Revelation 3:20

Judy had stars in her eyes when she came for counseling. She had her future well planned. She would leave the small town she lived in, with its petty problems and head for the big city, where she could start anew with a new apartment and new friends. But this was not the first time Judy had started over. She was thirty-five, and she had moved ten times in the past twelve years. Each time she was sure this move was “it”.

Through counseling, Judy found there was a big difference between dreaming about the future and then living in it. She began to see how she was wasting today by continually dreaming about tomorrow. She had been blaiming her unhappiness on her outside circumstances rather than searching for happiness within herself with the help of God.

Judy made a conscious choice to begin to live in the present. She forgave those who had hurt her in the past. She also decided to face the pain of daily living in the here and now while grieving over the death of her idealized future. She began striving to have hope for the future, while still learning from the past.

Thought:Before I think seriously about changing locations,churches,or jobs, I will take a little walk with Jesus and look into my own heart to search for the real roots of my discontent.



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