“God Still Owns Tomorrow…”

“Single life may be only a stage of life’s journey, but even a stage is a gift…this gift for this day. The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived – not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.” – Elisabeth Elliot (In the shadow of the Almighty)

I can’t even begin to count how many years that I believed that life would really begin when I walked down that aisle and my daddy gave me away. As I got older, God began to show me more and more the beauty and blessings of the single season. For many, it is but a stage of life’s journey…and just as Elisabeth Elliot says above – it is a gift. Today is the ‘”real” living’. We can dream all we want, but that doesn’t let us live tomorrow before it comes. I love how she says that God still owns tomorrow.

Today is all that we have. This moment is all we can claim. We never know when we could have taken our last breath. Life doesn’t start when marriage comes, life has long since begun, and if you don’t live in this moment then you are going to miss what God has for it.

This moment, this day, this season of life – this is a gift; and as much as you might have dreamed it to just be a time of waiting before “real” life started, you can now open your eyes to the blessing it is to have this stage in the journey. This is more than a time of waiting; this is more than a time of preparation; this is the time to live to the fullest.

So,

Love deeper.

Live with purpose.

Dream Big but remember today.

Always remember that God still owns tomorrow…how are you going to live your today?

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth Peacock z
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 11:53:43

    and this is the life age during, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and him whom Thou didst send .

    Reply

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