waiting on when

One of my worst attributes is always looking in the future. Which is not always a bad thing except when you forget to live in the now. Lately I have caught myself so often thinking about things in the future.

Does this sound familiar?

"I can't wait until we buy our first house"

"Can't wait until we get pregnant"

"Can't wait until the hubs graduates"

Can't wait until we move out of Macon"

"Can't wait until we get our next direction from God"

"Can't wait until we get a dog"

You really could put so many sentences down here. I am so guilty of this. Waiting for the next big thing that I forget to enjoy and appreciate where God has me right now. If I keep doing this my life will be full of waiting moments instead of living moments.

I need to appreciate the blessings I have. So I don't have a house right now. I also don't have any of the expenses of owning a home.

So we are not having a baby yet. We also get to enjoy being on our own foot loose and fancy free.

So Jonathan is still in school. He is also very flexible with his schedule which is a huge blessing.

I just want to focus more on the right now and be content where God has me.

Aybody struggle with this or am I the only crazy one?


Kelsey Claire said...

I feel the exact same way! I always feel like we are in between major life events!

Lindsay said...

This is SO normal girl! IVE been there!!

Natalie said...

you are definitely not the only one! i feel like i've had it bad for the last year or so and have really really had to just give it all to God and just let go and try to trust that He will take me wherever is best! Praying that you will find some contentment and peace!

Courtney said...

Yes, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Mine can be the opposite sometimes too. Sometimes I just reminisce about the past and all our memories instead of realizing that I'll be looking back on today and wanting to be here again. I need to constantly pray for God to keep me in the present and enjoy things right now.

Marsha Melton said...

Everyone does this - I think it is only human nature. But when you get to feeling yourself thinking those things - I have a song for you to remember. It is Trace Adkins and it goes like this

you're gonna miss this
you're gonna want this back
you're gonna wish these days
hadn't gone by so fast

these are some good times
so take a good look around
you may not know it now
but you're gonna miss this

Trust me - the man knows what he is talking about!!

Love you, Mom

The Shirey's said...

Mandy - I'm with you! I've been so convicted about worrying/thinking constantly about Isaac's upcoming surgery instead of enjoying him right now! I feel like this has gotten worse for me with kids - always wanting the next "easier" stage of life. I'll pray we can both find a way to rest in HIM today and enjoy the moments he is giving us now.

Brittany Ann said...

I totally, totally struggle with this. I wish I was better at living and letting go. But I'm not. I'm horrible at it.

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