What You’re Missing Out On Right Now

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Right now, there are a lot of things you’re missing out on.

Somewhere out there, you’re missing one of the greatest concerts of all time.

Right now, you’re missing out on meeting a new friend that could help you most in your time of need.

Somewhere on a shelf, you’re missing out on a book that will change your life forever.

Right now, you’re missing out on an amazing learning opportunity, a sweet job, some juicy gossip, a chance to impress your boss, an amazing TV show and a great investment opportunity.

Do you know how I know? Because the world is filled with endless amounts of all of these things. It’s a wonderful place. But you will never experience them all, and even if you could, they would not be enough to make you whole.

And while you’re too busy chasing more and more of them and worrying about how much of it you’re missing out on, what you’re really missing out on is all of the gifts, blessings and people right in front of your face.

That’s really what you’re missing out on right now.

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Dave April 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

I really struggle with this one. Yes, there are unlimited possibilities, but how do we achieve balance?

How much should I pray? How much should I work? How much should I take care of chores? How much should I play with the kids? How much should I be entertained (movies, etc.)?

Trisha Niermeyer Potter @ Prints of Grace April 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

It’s very true that we’re missing out on other things when we choose how to spend our time, but your point at the end is one that so many of us need to be reminded of over and over again. We can only fit so much into a day, and if we’re not present to the people and the situation we’re in at that time, then we’re likely missing out on some major blessings, observations, God incidents, and interactions. I was thinking about this the other day when I saw a number of parents glued to the screens of their Smartphones instead of watching their young children play. Being present in the moment is such a tremendous gift we can give others and enjoy ourselves.

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