Being fully engaged in the present creates momentum in your life.

Stop talking about it. Stop thinking about it. Stop playing the “What if?” game. You know what it is. Do it!

The details will never line up exactly the way you want. There will never be a perfect time. You can’t control the future and you can’t change the past. But you can do something about the present.

In the book of Joshua, God gives some directives to Joshua. He tells the people of Israel to go and take the land. He told Joshua to pack up your stuff, gather your families, and go take the land that God had promised them. For so many of us, God has promised us something and is telling us to go and take it, but we let fear keep us from doing what it takes to enjoy the blessing.

In the past few years, I have talked with a lot of men in their 50’s and tried to gain some wisdom from their life experiences. Over the course of many conversations with different men, I have seen a very consistent theme –  regrets and missed opportunities. These are Godly men who have lived their lives trying to do what God has asked them to do, yet they all look back at certain times in their life and wonder what could have been if they would have really stepped out. They have all told me that if they could go back, they would rather have stepped out and failed than never tried at all.

We should want to live our lives in a way that minimizes regret. But risk and failure does not always equal regret. We should strive to be fully engaged in the moment and experience momentum in our lives. Not letting our past dictate our present or the unknown of our future cripple our present.

What opportunities are staring you in the face today? Are you going to take the land God has promised you? Do it!

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