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Making the BEST of "NOW"

Updated on September 22, 2012
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First Born of All CREATION

MAKING THE BEST OF “NOW”

“Making the BEST of NOW!” Wherever you are in life it is important to take some time and enjoy the moment. Regardless of what is happening or not happening you are still here. What is most valuable in life is life itself! Whether you believe it or not, Life is a precious gift from God! Time belongs to Him. It is through His Son Jesus Christ everything was Spoken into Existence! Please if you have any? Listen with your spiritual ears for a moment. Let this register in your mind a moment, please read it again if necessary. This is powerful! Listen to what Colossians tells us about JESUS! “HE is the image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn over ALL CREATION, For by HIM ALL things, were CREATED; things in HEAVEN and on EARTH, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or powers or rulers or authorities ALL things were CREATED by HIM and for HIM…”

Did you know no matter how much you want to, you cannot turn back the hands of time? You can look back, wish things would or could have been different but in reality you can’t go back and undo what has been done. Letting go does not mean forgetting. You can thumb through photo albums, year books or diaries, spend an afternoon watching personal videos reminiscing on what was, but you cannot go back. Begin to “Make the Best of NOW!

If there are a lot of past unresolved issues that continue to crop up, guess what? Looking back momentarily to disengage from the fermenting stored up pain or resentment can be healthy. You cannot change anything that has happened. But you can change how it continues to hinder you from moving forward and becoming all that you were meant to be. Begin letting it go! Remember the child in you is always present. It is the part of you that wants its way; now. The part of you that says, Hey! I want, I hurt, I need I, I, I … But the adult in you has to take responsibility for your actions and your well being. The adult in you has to readily evaluate and say hmmm let me think before I react. We must learn to patiently respond rather than just impulsively react. Remember you cannot change what has happened but you can change what you do NOW!

Self control is a virtue. It is also a part of God’s Fruit. We as God’s children need Him daily to help us implement His principles within our lives. He has given us His Holy Spirit as The Comforter to help us! Rest assured, He is everywhere we are. We just have to invite Him in on whatever is happening. It is easy to just go it on your own and live haphazardly, or let the chips fall where they may? Nor does it take any discipline. But is this how it should be? Sin is anything that separates us from God! It takes self control to access His presence. A simple unuttered prayer will do! There is POWER in the name of JESUS!

As a child of God we never get to the point that we don’t need Him as Father and Lord! We are ageless children to Him. Yes things do happen sometimes that are beyond our control. But, we must learn to become responsible self controlled adults living in this world where any and everything goes. His principles where meant to be our barometer for what is right and wrong. He wants us to humble ourselves and walk in humility. He wants us to be a people of Power who walk in meekness not in our weaknesses. This is why He says; “ I tell you the TRUTH, unless we change and become like little children, you we will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven .” John said, “REPENT! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (near)” John was not talking about later on, he meant right then and yes, NOW. The kingdom of God is near and accessible. HIS WORD tells us, “So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit…”

Do you want to experience His Kingdom where there is Joy and His Peace which is not contingent on our circumstance? Kingdom in this sense is not talking about a realm or physical place. It is talking about letting God rule and reign in your life NOW! It’s about living in His presence NOW. Remember, Jesus taught His disciples to pray “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and lead us…” We need the Fruit of His Spirit daily. What is that? “But the FRUIT of the SPIRIT is , Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control…”

Today really is a new day. But His principles have not changed! It is not like “Ground Hog Day”, which is this amusing, humorous little movie that I have watched many times. In this comedy the day happens over and over for Bill Murray until it gets absolutely ridiculous. He is the only one that is aware that the day is happening over and over. The day’s events become so very predictable after he has lived it over and over so many times that he knows what is going to happen before it happens. The point is in going back it still did not change what had happened. Therefore we must move forward consciously making a sincere attempt to live life with purpose. “This is the Day that the LORD has made let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it...” I then always say Who but GOD can make a day?

If you look and study closely you will see that the disciples went through some things. It was not always a bed of ease! But yet, they depended on Him and yes, they persevered! They continued to move toward God and grow in the Grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ! It is important to nurture the child in you. You cannot give what you do not have. We therefore ask daily for the continual infilling presence of His precious Holy Spirit! He is more than able! God IS realistically able to fill every void that we have. He is the GREAT “I AM”!

You can actually take control by going back to let go of what was or what could have been. You do not want to live in denial. It can be somewhat therapeutic by looking back momentarily and reenacting certain scenarios? This is because you are now deciding to take control and begin letting go of things and situations that you could not or cannot change. You are in a sense REPENTING! You NOW begin to move toward by letting go and letting God’s way take the wheel of your life!

God really is AWESOME! Don’t limit His ability to be All that He is in your life! He is so much more than what our little finite minds can ever conceive. Remember from the very Beginning everything was spoken into existence by His Son Jesus Christ! He truly is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent! Whatever has happened is happening or will happen God already knows. This is why it is so important to begin living your life to Please Him. You will never be able to please any or everybody all the time. But you can begin walking , talking and living in His Presence. You can begin “Making the BEST of NOW!”

 

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Fabulous Spirit breathed message. You are so right and discerning. Thank you very much for this timely essay.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Thank You  for taking the time to stop by! Blessings

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      qlcoach 7 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Let's all walk more in the Light daily! Thanks you for visiting my HUBs. I enjoyed this one and agree with the power of spirituality. On a lighter note, hope you will visit my new lens about cruising: http://hubpages.com/hub/ebywaycruise. Peace...Gary.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by, and yes we all should walk in the Light daily.

      Blessings

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed this Hub and it's true we should make the best of now but sometimes when I try to do this and think of unresolved issues around me, I can't do that. Your Hub is encouraging and I will read through the verses again so they sink into my heart. Thanks :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Lady E,

      You have made the first step by admitting you can't always do that. Just think for a moment we cannot change anything that has happened. But you can make a conscious decision to shift your attention in order to not allow unresolved issues to pull you under. This does not mean going into denial... It just means that you will not "camp" there!

      In the moment extend that same compassion to yourself that you would give to others. Then remember that your trials have come "To make you strong." Then proceed "By making the BEST of NOW!" Just think of all the wonderful things that have happened in spite of and what is also in store for you ahead...

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

      Blessings

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      ftgfmom 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. This was a word in time for me. I've been wrestling with a situation, and God told me to change the things that I can change and he'll change the things I can't change. Thank you Jesus for speaking through my new sister. I needed a reminder. Thank you.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share, nice topic. when we are enjoy with our life. We must do something with the "best" we can.this is the best support and don't forget to pray. that's the key for happiness.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      ffgfmom

      Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you have received confirmation. Thank you again for taking time to stop by.

      Blessings

      prasewtio30

      You are right prayer is the

      key to our happiness. I am glad you stopped by.

      Blessings

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      Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      Beautiful! Here's a little gift: http://hubpages.com/hub/WalkwithGod

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Kimberly Bunch

      Thanks for stopping by and thank you for the gift.

      Blessings

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      Chief Apathetic 7 years ago

      Today is exactly like Groundhog's Days because I've heard all this before. You just try to have a conversation with me that no one else has ever had with me before & you will fail.

      I have no past. I have no tomorrow. I only have today. This is the now of things, this is how things are now upon the earth, today, through all time & space through all cause & effect that has ever been since God ushered in Creation. And here we all are now. Time flies while your having fun.

      Life is a series of boring cash registers & then you die.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Chief Apathetic, The past is what has brought us to today and what we do today factors in tommorrow! Each day is a gift from God! "This is the DAY that the LORD has MADE let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it!" WOW!!!

      I Pray that today you discover the JOY that only God provides so life won't continue to just be "a series of boring cash registers..." How exciting because In Him we have life eternal! Thank you for stopping by, Blessings!

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      When we surrender in the moment, we find that there is peace, not feeble peace.

      Thank you for this hub, Deborrah :-)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Msorensson, Yes, You are so right! Thank you for visiting and sharing your insight! In His love, Peace & Blessings!

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Great hub with great insights to ponder about. We should treasure every moment the Lord gives us. Thank you for sharing these timeless and precious truths in the light of God's Word. Remain blessed always and best regards.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Cristina, You are so welcome! Thank You as always for sharing your wise insight! Yes "we should treasure every moment the Lord gives us." AMEN!

      In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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