Making the Most of Each Moment

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Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

How do we make the most of each day?

This very day?

Is can be a daunting question.

I have to wonder, are there opportunities in front of me that I’m not seeing because I am so darned focused on myself?

I believe God wants me to serve, and grow and change each day.

Like I said.  Daunting.

I know God knows my limitations.  But I don’t think that gets me a free pass on making the most of each day that I can.

I’m beginning to understand that from the moment I open my eyes, I have opportunities.  Maybe not the ones I wanted or expected - but ones that are there nonetheless.

And I don’t mean read my daily devotionals, or read my Bible.  I know those are important and need to be a regular part of my life.

I guess I mean, how do I live the “where the rubber hits the road” part of my faith.

How many opportunities do I miss? 

The friend who posts something on Facebook that lets me know she needs a cyber hug - but I don’t take the time - just go on to the next post.

The child who stands in front of me as I talk on the phone.  Am I truly paying attention to what they need?

Am I growing?

Am I changing?

Or am I content to stay stuck in the “same old, same old,” where I bemoan the life I now have?

What will I focus on?

The fact I’m on a heart monitor for 30 days? The fact that I’ve new symptoms popping up that I find distressing? The fact that I’m on medications that can have serious side effects?

Or … do I sweep that aside, confident that God will take care of me because I am His beloved child - and set out to do His work -  whatever work He puts before me in that moment.

Perhaps that work is simply to rest in Him for that day.

Perhaps it means focusing on right now and what is happening around me.

Perhaps it means sending out an email or an encouragement card.

Perhaps it means confidently lifting those I know before His throne.

I’ve been self-focused for so very long - it’s truly an effort for me to see what is happening around me.

What can I do to point others to the God that sustains me?  

And no - not just writing a devotional that takes me an hour to write and format and post.  I can’t say, “Ok, that’s it for today.  I’ve done my part.”

Making the most of EACH moment …. for we never know how many moments we have left.

 © deni weber 2010-2015