How many times have you heard “life is a series of moments?” or “you can own the moment or let the moment own you”? The fact is that some of the simplest truths get overlooked because we see them or hear them every day in movies, on T-shirts, and bumper stickers. Once you begin to hear things over and over, they slowly start to lose something…but life is a series of moments! Some may hold a little more excitement than others, but each is profound in and of itself. Each moment holds within it a chance to grow to become better, stronger, and smarter. Impatience robs you of the moment because of your fear or greed, you allow yourself to be cheated of an opportunity for self-discovery, of self-actualization.
We live in an age where time is money, do we not? We can grow impatient because we perceive a future moment to hold some emotional or material reward. It is in the comparison of value between the present and the future that causes us to be impatient. I have realized that the only person I want to be better tomorrow than I was today is “me”. Follow me for a second. We long for the future because we believe that there is something there waiting for us that is better than the place we currently stand.
We become so focused on that prospective gain that all the moments between now and then become annoying, frustrating or even angering. But what is it that we are really searching for? Why is it that we even assign value in the first place? I had to think long and hard about that question. There was a long progression before I reached my conclusion, but long story short, we assign value based on demand and desire for a product or service. However, the desire is the direct result of a perceived happiness that the product or service will supply. At the end of the day, everybody has something to sell and is always selling happiness. The problem is it’s a false perception of happiness. I believe true happiness is only found inside His will and in His purpose.
Own the moment and grow to become better, stronger, and smarter!
In your service,