You Won't Get to do This Again (Part 1) – Enjoy Every Moment

“When you’re younger you want to be older, and when you’re older, you want to be younger… you never win, so you might as well enjoy life!” -Mamma G (a lady I worked with at Sheetz when I was 16)

I just got back from Ocean Isle, North Carolina. I had a wonderful time – lots of relaxing, fun, time with God, and a lot of self-evaluation. The week went by at a pretty good pace, but after it was over it seemed like it was over in the blink of an eye. That is how life seems to be going right now – very fast. I blink and another month has passed, I just can’t slow it down. Here is something I’ve been dwelling on lately:

At this point in my life:

  • I’ll never get to be a high school student again
  • I’ll never get to be a college student again
  • I’ll never get to work under Pastor Larry Bettencourt again (at Revolution Student Ministries)
  • I’ll never get to intern at Victory again
  • I’ll never get to work at Citizens Bank with the same people again
  • I’ll never get to live with my dad again
  • I’ll never get to work with the people I’m working with now again in my life…

As I look back on those experiences I can’t help but smile and think how enjoyable those times were, however, in the moment I couldn’t enjoy them as I should have because I was always wanting to go to the next season of my life. As I look at my life right now, it’s so easy to wish for the next season of my life to come and believe that the next season will be better than this one.

I’m quitting that approach to life… I’m making a commitment to enjoy life and enjoy where I am in my journey right now! To enjoy the people that I may never get to work with again or hang out with again.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting on some things that enable me to enjoy my journey… I hope they’ll help you enjoy yours!

Thoughts?

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3 Responses

  1. I love the prayer Moses prayed in the Psalms, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” That tells me that it’s only until we get this understanding that wisdom can be birthed into our lives. Great post, Bubs!

  2. Doug; the things you look back on with fond memories are humorous. Seems your life was spent working. Work at high school, work at college, work at the ministry, work at victory, work at bank, work at current place. Now you are working to make a commitment to post for us.

    We don’t give a care.

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