It seems like the older I get, the more I notice tragedies that happen to people who are “too young”. In our teens and twenties (and maybe thirties, but I don’t know about that yet), we think we’re invincible. Auburn itself is a town filled with college students who expect to have their whole lives ahead of them. The only catch is, we aren’t guaranteed how long the time ahead will be.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of the most asked questions of us as children. As we grow, that changes to “What do you want to go to school for?” and “What do you want to do when you graduate?” Basically, we are conditioned to habitually consider who we will grow up to be ONE DAY.
But the question I think they should ask is,
“Who are you now?”
Because we reserve the future as the time to become our ultimate selves, defined by goals, careers, life choices, accomplishments, etc.
But who are you now?
Although the future may be bright, right here and right now is all you are guaranteed to have. Now is the time to become the person you want to be.
Stop letting the promise of a future allow you to procrastinate in becoming who you should be today, and
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” –Omar Khayyam
“But it is not for you to know the times the father has set by his own authority”-Acts 1:7
“Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds taken in a snare, so are people trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly on them.” –Eccl. 9:12