Anything worth doing will have struggles. But anything worth the struggle is worth doing ~ Megan Finsel

Friday, August 19, 2011

Seizing in the Moment

Moment. According to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus this word means: “A minute portion of time; [an] instant; a time of excellence; [or] importance.” Some of the synonyms for “moment” are: flash, twinkle, wink, jiffy (lol, that’s a funny word), presence, and today.

    Back in June I shared a Random Thought about Carpe Diem (Carpe-ing that Diem!) which was about seizing the day and accepting this gift that is Life which Jesus has given us. But there’s another side to it; seizing not just the day, but also the moment.

Life is fleeting.

    Yes, days pass with each sunrise and sunset and time is measured by the tick of the minute hand or the drip of sand in a glass, but its shorter than that. Living in the moment is devoting all your attention to this one strand in time, this one iota of an instant, which is all we really hold and we should Embrace it with eagerness, accepting the adventures as they come. No, better yet, we should seek those adventures wherever they may lie!

I heard a saying once:
Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow a mystery,
But today is a gift,
That is why it is called the present.
  A present is meant to be enjoyed and to be played with, right now, in this very moment like when you were a kid playing on Christmas morning.
But, if we live too far in the past
or the future
we tend to miss the joys of the present.

    Because a moment fades in a flash, leaving a twinkle in your eye; it’s a wink if you will, of the Lord sharing His presence today in our lives, yet it fades in a jiffy (funny word, had to use it again, lol).

So we should be seizers of the moment,
seekers of adventure
grasping at every, and any, opportunity as the Lord puts them in our lives!
Who knows what we might encounter?