⭐ THE NOW ✨

Now

As simple as these two words seem. We have over time lost touch with the reality of it. We have all been caught in the web of pursuing the “then” and leaving out the “now”. We are all aiming at something, we are constantly on the run. It’s a world full of chase and hustles. 😓

For me, these two words have been one of the significant lessons I’m learning in this season and in our current lockdown. The anxiety of what will happen after all this is over is gradually creeping into many hearts in this season. I for one sometimes get caught up in these thoughts too.

Thoughts - Reminisce

But despite the chaos, our minds have over time lingered on, I want to present to you a relief to it, and that is “Now”. Yes, I am reminding you of your current time and present.

Yes, we do not have all the answers to the eventuality after now as we can’t see it all at the moment. But the good news in this is that we have access to a blessing called “Now”.

So the question is what are you going to do with it?.

Take note
Notes

There is this quote that came to mind while reflecting on this. And it is:

The Serenity Prayer - Courage and wisdom
The Serenity Prayer – Courage and wisdom

The acceptance in this context isn’t for us to be complacent even as we await what comes next. Rather it is for us to find joy and peace even in the now. It is us choosing faith and hope even in the now regardless of what is happening all around us. And it is in this SERENITY, we can find and develop the COURAGE we need to take up the next task or challenge.

Because for us to be able to achieve the tomorrow we all long for, we need courage.

It is the strength we are able to garner and equip ourselves with now, even in our moment of “Serenity” (a time of preparedness) that will eventually launch us forth into the great next.

The fig tree - Blossom
The fig tree – Blossom

Let’s look at it from this perspective or illustration:

Perspective - Illustration
Perspective – Illustration

There was a certain man who had a large piece of land and had a vision of building a mansion on it. But because of his financial constraints at that time, he couldn’t build his desired mansion JUST YET.

Instead, he built a mini bungalow on a portion of the land, because that was what he could afford at that time.
Do note that he still had a larger part of the land “uncovered”.

So despite the fact that he was not able to get the “big picture” of building his own mansion achieved just yet, he ensured he took steps progressively.

Hence he started with the mini bungalow he could afford and sometime later, he was finally able to build the mansion too.

The moral of this is that eventually he had not only his initial desire or vision –  the mansion but he also had the bungalow as well. That came as a bonus yeah. 😊

Sunshine
Sunshine – Joyful

Did you catch that message?. His NOW was what he could afford and that was the bungalow. But even while He awaited the eventuality (his big picture) – the mansion, he didn’t let it prevent him from making use of what he had now to give him something productive too.

So yes, we have a resource in our hand at the moment and that resource is our time “now”.

So the question is how well are you putting that “now” to use. Our time now can’t be regained after all this is over.

Yes the year 2020 took a huge turn from what we all expected but my plea to you is to not let that make you waste the now even while we await the then!.

Thoughts - ponder
Thoughts

What is that thing you have always wanted to explore or get started on?.
Why don’t you give it a try now?.
Trust me you can always build on the NOW, when the THEN eventually comes through.

In it all remind yourself of this promise:

All things work together for our good in Christ Jesus
All things works together for our good in God

Do stay safe and committed to your source – God!.

Blessings. 🤗
Jesus loves you! ❤

✨#HCCounsels#✨

36 Comments Add yours

  1. This is such an encouragement to praise the One that holds the whole world in His hands. Blessings to you, Herry! ♥

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to read your comment on this ma’am. 🤗
      Yes, He deserves all of our praise!. 🙌
      Amen. And to you too. Do stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. ❤❤

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        1. ecohorizons says:

          God may seem far ,
          Shining like a star,
          but in real , the divine is so near ,
          In the very now here ,
          The guidance is so clear…

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        2. Smiles. Thanks for this poem!. 🤗
          Yes, He is here now and always.
          And it is evident that He is – It is so clear.💃

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  2. Inspiring. All we have is NOW. Thank you for sharing this great reminder.

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    1. Smiles. 🙌
      Thanks Tangie. 🤗
      Glad to. You are welcome. ❤

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  3. Maurice says:

    Our tomorrow blessings are in the now how we show gratitude to our master Jesus Christ determines our (then) blessings. We reap what we sow. If we sow in faith like Habakkuk we will please God who works miracles. Very encouraging writing Herry.

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    1. Yes Maurice. True!, we ought to be grateful for the resource “now” that He has given unto us. 💯
      I love your summations on it. 😊
      Smiles. All to God. 🙌
      Thank you so much. 🤗

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      1. Maurice says:

        Yeah I 😊 Yes blessed be the name of the Lord who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings. Thank you too.

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        1. 🙌💃
          You are welcome. 🤗

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  4. Very wise post, Herry.
    The ‘now’ is God’s gift to us.
    That is why it is called ‘the present’. 😁🌷

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    1. Smiles. All to Him. 🙌
      Yes ma’am. Absolutely, I love this! 😊
      Our now is our present – God’s gift to us. 💃

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  5. Dawn says:

    Great points little sis! We need to live in the now and enjoy the current season. Each day is a gift from God. There is always something to be thankful for. With every season, God is teaching us something and helping us to grow. Thanks for sharing. 💗

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    1. ecohorizons says:

      Have you heard the book called power of now by Eckhart Tolle on youtube…?
      He has been inspired by the teachings of Buddhism…

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      1. No. I haven’t.
        Thanks for sharing. ☺

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    2. 🙌 Thanks big sis. ❤
      Yes!. It is His gift to us. 💃
      Absolutely!. Hmm, true!. He is always teaching and grooming us. 💯
      Thanks so much for stating this sis. ❤

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  6. ecohorizons says:

    God may seem far ,
    Shining like a star,
    but in real , the divine is so near ,
    In the very now here ,
    The guidance is so clear…
    Trials makes our lives dear …

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    1. Thanks for sharing this poem.
      It is lovely. ☺

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  7. Love love the serenity prayer. And thank you for the reminder to focus on now so we don’t get carried away.
    It reminds me of the Bible verse I read yesterday, Jesus says, today’s trouble is enough for today. let tomorrow take care of itself.
    Blessings 💕💕💕

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    1. Aww. Nice. 😊
      Smiles. You are welcome. 🤗
      Hmm. True. We ought to cast our worries on Him, letting Him fit the puzzles we can’t while we engage with the blessings of now He has given unto us. 📝
      Thank you so much dear.
      Amen. And to you too. ❤

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      1. 🙏😇🙏🤗

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  8. Hephzibah says:

    Thoughtful. The Now is always taken casually when actually it is the only thing that we have in our hands. Yesterday is already gone and tomorrow remains in the hands of God!

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    1. Smiles. 🙌
      Hmm. True.
      Yes sis. And He will most certainly take care of it if we will allow Him to.
      Thanks for your share on this dear.❤

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  9. Great post. Enjoyed your story about the man and NOW.😊👣

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    1. Thanks ma’am. ☺
      Smiles. Glad to know you did. 🤗💃

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  10. bukolaorry says:

    Thanks for this reminder Mercy!! Our NOW matters a lot!! This has taught me to stop postponing a lot of things. And just start NOW!! Thanks for this Mercy. Hope you’re doing fine

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    1. You are welcome big sis. 🤗
      Yes it does. 💯
      Hmm. I love this. True! Engaging is key!.
      Smiles. Glad to. Thanks for your comment on this too sis. ❤
      Yesssss. 😀
      And you?. ☺

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  11. Israel says:

    Thanks for the motivation

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    1. You are welcome Israel. 🤗

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  12. There is power in the NOW. Prompt response is the key to everything. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes Adedoyin. 🤗
      True! – “Prompt response”. 💯
      Thanks so much. Glad I did. ☺🤗

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