What will the after look like? I need to not spend too much time pondering that, as I can waste countless minutes, hours thinking “I will do this, when that happens,” as if the after of getting my act together, being more patient, more loving has anything to do with my circumstances or what I may receive.
The current, the present is what I need to concentrate on. How may I best serve God, my family, my neighbors?
The after will come soon enough. It will be what it will be. Dwelling on it will not get me from here to “Happily ever after.”
These people that I have been entrusted with, they are my after. When I’m in the after, I want to be able to look back and enjoy the memories of the past.
As I told my husband this evening, after the bedtime tussles with our youngest, I seem to always end the day with a laundry list of regrets.
Looking forward to the after gives me the courage to do what I need to do to get rid of that list.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”