InPursuit

The Harvest Of All Our Todays

The Harvest We Reap TomorrowThere are so many amazing opportunities happening out there. Book clubs, events, goal planning, e-coaching, pursuing educational goals, writing jobs, speaking engagements, networking… on and on it goes. If I’m not careful, I can find myself looking at a Goal Setting Workshop, Making Dreams Come True in 2015, and This. This. This. The Sure Way To Fulfilling Your Purpose, all at one time.

While I love to read, learn, and grow, I find all of it pointless if I don’t stop to get direction from God first. As I seek to live {In Pursuit} of the abundant life God’s given me, I’m certain it begins here. Right. Where. I’m. At.

Here’s the thing, there’s a constant tension between living in the right now and reaching out for something better out there. While I wholeheartedly believe God’s empowered women to do amazing works for His kingdom, there’s a part of me that whispers, “there’s great work to be done right here.”

For years, I’ve heard about reaching your destiny and pursuing greatness. I spent much of my twenties reaching out for more and never feeling good enough. While I believe God has more for our lives, since our house fire back in 2010, I’ve learned that more is not something attainable out there in the future somewhere. Instead, God makes more available right here in my today.

I’ve stopped wishing for something better out there, something greater in the future. Somehow, it made perfect sense that the most important place for me to be is the place where God is. As long as He’s present, Greatness is present. Purpose is present. Destiny is happening. Because greatness has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him.

I often hear people say, “This is going to be my year!” or “God has great things in store for my life this year!” Almost as though they’re trying to convince themselves the new year will finally bring them the joy and fulfillment they’ve hoped for, like something magical happened when our calendar showed a new year, a new day.

But what if we understood there’s no magic to flipping the calendar page? What if we realized January doesn’t hold a new life for us? What if we stopped to consider..

Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:6)

In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

In Christ you have been brought to fullness, you have been made complete (Colossians 2:10).

In Christ, you are a new creation, the old things have passed and behold, all things are new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things (1 Chronicles 29:11).

Yeah, there’s definitely no magic to the turning of our calendar. The supernatural occurs in Christ. Christ in us. God with us. God for us.

The clock struck 12 and you walked into a new year. The possibilities are endless, the opportunities at our reach. Don’t stop planning, there’s wisdom in that. Don’t stop working with Christ and reaching for the goal set before you, there’s value in this. However, do not for one moment, believe that fulfillment and contentment are out there.

Walk in expectation and anticipation today, not because 2015 is going to be your year, but because every single one of your years is  God’s year!

Day after day, year after year, one after the other, His faithfulness and goodness, mercy and grace follow you. They go before you. They walk beside you. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, now and forevermore! (Psalm 125:2)

Understanding this truth helps us walk into every single day of 2015 with confidence. It helps us seek direction for our today. After all, the harvest we reap tomorrow is made up of a string of all our todays. God is for us. God is with us. And all our years, 2015 included, are in His hands!

May this truth see you into the new year, too. Happy New Year!

© 2016 Darlene Collazo | {In Pursuit} My Quest

Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    Amen! Where ever he is, there is greatness!

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