Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Making the Most of Today

I read a funny story this morning. In 2004, a wildfire threatened the Escondido home of golf fanatic David Gould. He was told he needed to evacuate. So, he loaded his prized possessions (his expensive golf clubs) into his SUV and left.

The winds shifted, sparing David's home. However, a thief broke into his SUV and stole his golf clubs.

Doesn't it seem like that's the way life often works out? Especially when we live for what is here. Maybe I'm just going through a season of serious reflection. It seems as if I am discovering things that I should have discovered long ago. You see, I tend to live my life in the future. I miss out on the enjoyment of today because I am thinking ahead or worrying about next month, next year -- or even 20 years from now. I really want to simply live each day to its fullest. I don't want to waste any. Jesus said (Matthew 6: 34, The Message), "Give your attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may nor many not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."

Well, I got off some from the story I was telling. It has a happy ending. David called local used sports equipment shops, and it paid off. He got his clubs back, and the thief was arrested.

3 comments:

Beverly Ross said...

Love the story! Love the thought!

randy said...

That's a pretty significant thought. Do you mind terribly if I steal it for the Lord's supper focus on Sunday?

I struggle with anxiety for the future and really have never learned to live in the moment. I keep telling myself that God is in control but find it difficult to write that concept on my heart.

Rick Ross said...

Randy,

You are free to use whatever would be helpful for Sunday.

Blessings, Brother