Friday, November 06, 2009
My sisters and I went to Michael W. Smith's "A New Hallelujah Tour" last night. I have always liked his music, so I was looking forward to it. We had pretty good seats....8th row...not too shabby. I learned an unexpected lesson. It wasn't anything I hadn't heard before, but Michael put it into a prospective that I hadn't thought of before.
The Past is history.
The Future's a mystery.
But Now is his gift;
That's why they call it "the present".
Now that poem I have heard many times. So I guess his explaining it was what struck a cord with me. And this is what I discovered.
1. I can't do anything about what happened yesterday or last week or last year for that matter.
2. I don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.
3. I can hope for good things in the future.
4. The present is all I have, and all I can control for now. So now is what I need to focus on.
Isn't that true? We can't get hung up on what will or what did happen. What are we going to do now? What choice am I going to make now? Any list I have or make really doesn't mean much. What am I going to do now is all I have control of.
Eases the guilt and anxiety doesn't it?
It gives me hope for a new beginning too. More successes......as I enter each moment...I have another moment to get it right.