Several years ago I was speaking on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. As I recall, my friend Dr. Evertt Huffard Jr., Dean of Harding Graduate School of Religion, happened to be on campus at the same time. After the last session, we talked for a few minutes in an empty room just outside the Bible faculty offices.
After we had talked for a few minutes, I said something like this to Evertt: "I still wonder, Evertt, what I am going to do with my life someday." His response to my remark was very meaningful to me. He smiled and then said, "Jim, I think that ‘someday’ is right now."
I am glad he said that! This was a reminder to me that real life is happening right now. Real life does not begin "someday." So, if you don’t mind, let me ask you these questions:
What is a person like who really lives in the present? What is a person like who isn’t waiting for the future to begin in order to begin living? What about you? Are you a person who is really living in the present? Or, are you waiting for things to "come together" in the future?