Sunday, August 23, 2009

How Long?

I took my son to golf practice today. The profoundly simple wisdom that comes from a child is amazing.

As he placed the ball on the tee and prepared to hit the ball onto the driving range, a lady watching my young son from behind asked him a question.

"How long have you been playing golf?" the lady asked. "Since I started," my son quickly answered.

I chuckled at first but then a higher meaning came to light, a MountainWings Moment. I don't know whether more MountainWings Moments are coming into my world or whether I am just becoming more sensitive to the moments around me. This was a MountainWings Moment.

A MountainWings Moment is a moment of insight that transcends everyday reasoning and takes your spirit above the ordinary.

He did not need to rack his brain trying to ascertain how many months or days he had been playing golf. At his age, he really doesn't comprehend months or even weeks. He lives in the present. "Since I started."

That's exactly how long you've been a subscriber to MountainWings, since you started. That's exactly how long you've been (fill in the blank), since you started.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

One of the world's greatest and most well know quotes tells you not to worry about tomorrow. That also applies to yesterday. Most of our hurt and pain is because of the memory of yesterday or the fear of tomorrow.

In reality, my son had just begun playing golf when he placed the ball on the tee. He didn't care about all of the other times; hew was playing now.

Today - since he started.

When are you going to Start living a fuller life?
When are you going to Start experiencing the real joy of life?
When are you going to Stop worrying about all of the things you can't do anything about anyway?

It doesn't matter how unhappy you've been.
It doesn't matter how long you've been feeling unworthy.
It doesn't matter how deep you think the damage is.

What matters is when you really Start to see the light. All that matters is the "since you started."

So when are you going to start...

Then with all of your negative history and negative stuff, when someone asks you "how long have you been this happy?" You know the answer to give them.

-A MountainWings Original-

This devotion really touched my heart this morning and I wanted to share it with you. Mountain Wings has some great daily devotions that can be delivered right to your in-box. Click here to subscribe.

Have a great day.


Heart2Heart said...

What a sweet moment that is when we can simply look towards a new day with an absolute fresh start in mind and see the possibilities laid out before us.

I love mornings. Thanks for sharing this with all of us, that it is never to late to start over. Just begin right now!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth in NC said...

This is a great devotional! Thanks for making us think.


Kimberly said...

Now that is a great perspective!