Thursday, January 12, 2012

Living in the Present

I've been challenged lately to be more aware of the present and not dwell too much on the past or the future.  I seem to miss so much of life because I'm distracted with my thoughts and concerns.

I also struggle to love myself the way that God loves me; it's much easier to focus on my faults and shortcomings and beat myself up for not being perfect.

In an effort to counteract the above two things, I'm devoting the next seven days to practising the posture of being aware and open to the many ways in which God shows His love to me (and you, for that matter). Every time I find myself missing what's right in front of my face because I'm preoccupied with what's to come or what just happened, I'm going to make the effort to draw myself back into the present - observing, noticing, being...

In order to aid me, I asked Dan if I could borrow his camera for one week.  I have committed to carrying the camera around with me at all times.  When I notice something that speaks God's love to me, I'll take a photo.  I hope to post one per day for the next seven days.

Would you like to take up the challenge with me? 


Elisabeth said...

Heck YES!!! I LOOOOVE this idea! I'm so on board. In fact, I may wanna do this for the rest of the year!

Marzena said...

Seems to me that you and me have something in common. I need so much to take your approach right now in my life. It is a challenge, but I want to face it!

Annie said...

It's a challenge for me as well. Would you like to journey together?