When speaking at Stream in the Desert a couple of years ago my repeated question of, Don’t you love right now? received enthusiastic response because few had really given it much thought. We are busy doing what we do and being who we are to the point we may have lost the moment while trying to snare some semblance of overall life.
Have the hearts of men and women basically become declawed? Have we lost our passion for the wonder of dailyness? Has habitual repetition of schedule wrung us dry of adventure, journey, and exploration? Has your approach to the office or the lunch meeting or the return home found itself depleted of ambition?
Howard Macey wrote, The spiritual life cannot be made suburban. It is always frontier, and we who live in it must accept and even rejoice that it remains untamed. How do you think the Jesus-life of abundance becomes so easily discarded? The question isn’t about one going to church. It’s regarding one who should still be infatuated with life, but such no longer exists. The wild heart wants more than happiness. It yearns for excitement!
Perhaps we suffer from a self-imposed safety measure of control due to fear. Could it be we are so filled with pride we’d rather be miserable not trying than to risk failure? Could it be refraining from embarrassment has replaced effort to launch into areas we want but don’t control? Could it be that getting the right breaks isn’t what life is about, but daring to leap into the possibilities God always intended for our lives is your call? Regardless of age, weigh every reason you can say you love right now.