Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Future

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis


With everyone focusing so much on the future these days I fear that the majority of earth's citizens are missing out on the present. So, I decided to create a blog where the present receives just as much glory as the future. 

I've often wondered where the line is laid. When does the present miraculously morph into the future? I've finally realized that the future is only a second away. It's simply much more satisfying for a dissatisfied person to focus on where they will be 5 years, maybe even 10 years forward. A bored 16 year old can't wait to be 21 and drink, a young single college girl can't wait for prince charming, and a brand new employee can't wait to climb the ranks. But what is wrong with enjoying where you are at, when you are there? No one really knows what the future holds (except God of course).

Of course, I had to think about all of this because I have always been one of those forward thinkers. I am so bored at home, working, going to school, and living in the same town since I was born (22 years ago). But I do know that God has a huge plan for my life and I wish that the beginning of the plan did not entail me sitting in a class room or staying in America for the time being. 

Picture a roller coaster. I am at the point where the car is slowly climbing up the hill, anticipation is building....but the exciting, belly grabbing drop is still over the top. I can't get there without my chain pulling me up the hill, slow and steady. However, I do know that the higher, more grueling the hill is, the more rewarding the drop will be. Keeping in mind that all good roller coasters are filled with hills and wild twists and turns. I'm ready for the challenge.


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