In our busy lives, we can miss the beauty of a moment. We can skip over moments “running” to the next thing. Often where we are “now” at the moment is preparing us for the “next” thing God is preparing in our lives.
We tend not to think in moments; we tend to skip over details and believe in long stretches or general concepts. However, as we “process the moments,” small but essential things happen; we breathe, take a step, say a word, and “actually” enter a thought. It can be like hinges on a door; they are small, but significant weight hangs on them and moves on them. God wants to slow us down and bring us back to these treasured increments.
God has an intent for every moment. We experience peace when we enter into God’s plan. However, often our minds race ahead, and we begin to live in “what could be” or “what should have been,” and we lose our peace and joy – we lose the intent of Now.
Stop. Look. Listen. To unpack and decompress, to breathe, and delight in the moments. This is where the secret is, to live in the NOW and enter the purpose of its limitless potential.
Defining moments are what establishes a life-transforming change. This change points to the legacy that we leave for others to follow. These could be a tragedy, or success, either way. Is how we respond to them that shapes our future? Hardship is a great teacher. In the school of “hard knocks,” we are broken and remade, or we become hard and bitter.
As we go favorable to God in weakness in these moments, He adds to our faith and matures us. In these critical moments, I can either fight God or surrender to him and learn from him and know him in his sufferings.
The agonizing moments of NOW when there is a loss, or when fear grips your heart or humiliation reduces you. These are defining moments that make or break you. Disappointments become God’s appointments for a grace reversal.
Time is not a renewable resource; every decision counts. Discovering our potential is a journey of faith; it is traveled as a marathon, not a sprint. We have so many options that call for our attention and proposition for our moment; it is effortless to lose sight of what matters.
We strive to measure everything in our life so that we can control it, but God wants to lead us to the immeasurable – Himself. Time cannot be measured in its entirety; with each passing moment, it is connected to limitless potentials so far beyond us. To “seize the moment” and piggyback on all its potential – this is our desire.
God’s unconditional love, genuine faith, matchless grace, and unfailing mercy are a few “limitless highways”. As we step into a divine moment and are captured in the presence of God, time seems to stand still, and we discover God’s life moment by moment.
As we practice this awareness and develop this sensitivity, more and more opportunities will present themselves, and we will meet God in new and refreshing ways. These are “Kairos” moments when heaven touches earth.
God has no potential; He is actual. He can be no greater or lesser than He is right now. This means Who He is cannot be made more significant or diminished by who we are and what we do or do not do. He is constant. – His greatness would overwhelm our finiteness. His perfection covers our imperfection, and through our weaknesses, we get to know perfect grace.
Our potential is His ability in us. ALL of who He is available to you right NOW. Our potential is realized to the measure we connect and meet God in our moments – unlock these limitless moments.
“A daily glimpse at the Holy One would find us subdued by His omnipresence, staggered by His omnipotence, silenced by His omniscience, and solemnized by His holiness. His holiness would become our holiness. Holiness teaching contradicted by unholy living is the bane of this hour! “A holy minister is an awful [powerful] weapon in the hands of God,” Robert Murray McCheyne.
Jason is a graduate from Maryland Bible College and Seminary, and presently he leads the Pastoral Care Team of Greater Grace Church in Baltimore. Since age 16, Jason has been involved with mission work among the former Soviet-Bloc countries in Eastern Europe, as well as in Asia, and in the United States. While living in Ukraine, he helped church plant three new churches that continue to thrive today under trained nationals. He has also written five books and has his own podcast (tinyurl.com/IRpodcast)