This is something that is on my mind a lot. Or I should say, I’ve become aware of how much Hubby & I do this. I often hear Hubby saying “When we have a different house, when our finances are under control, when this or that.” I myself am often thinking “When we have a baby, When we live in town, When this or that”. I’ve realized that this way of living in the future doesn’t allow one to live in the present very much. For those of us who have tried for children for years, or still are, or who are waiting, waiting, waiting for an adoption, I think it is important to remember there are a lot of good things right here in the present that we don’t want to miss out on or take for granted.
I don’t try and think pessimistically and say, “Oh, such-and-such future event might never happen”, because that is a pretty discouraging way of living. I am still trying to keep my hopes up (rest assured, that doesn’t always work) and I still dream about and plan for the future, but I am trying not to live in the future.
“Set your way of life without money-loving,
BEING SATISFIED WITH PRESENT THINGS;
for He [God] has said,
“Not I will leave you, not ever!
Nor I will not forsake you, not ever!”
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
but remember that what you now have
was once among the things you only hoped for.”