You know where you are headed. The destination is no secret. You are focused and ready to get where you are going. You don’t have any time to waste. Nothing better get in your way. You have places to be and important things to take care of. The clock is ticking, and time waits for no one. You are in high gear and don’t want anything to stop you.

This all sounds good and well until you realize there is something you are missing in all of this. When you are so focused on the destination, then you are missing the most important part, and that part is the journey. You are missing everything between here and there. This is where life happens. The little moments that get lost when you are only focused on the end result. This is the part where memories are made. Where lessons are learned. Where beauty is discovered. Where time seems to stand still.

You were created to enjoy life. To enjoy the journey. You are a real person, not a robot. It’s not just about going from Point A to Point B, but living life all along the way in between. Learning to stop and smell the roses. Taking time to have that conversation. Savoring the moment. Making the most of every opportunity along the way. It’s the little things that end up being the big things in life.

Life is a precious gift. It’s so easy to forget what’s most important along the way. We exchange things of value for those things that have very little value. We find it difficult to enjoy what’s here and now for failing to only see what’s up ahead in the future. There are no do-overs in life. We only get one opportunity to make the most of the life we’ve been blessed with. Don’t waste any of it. It’s far too valuable.

The next time you are tempted to rush along not paying attention, stop and look around you. Notice what’s going on. Don’t miss the wonder of the moment. These are God’s little miracles that so often go unnoticed. Hide the beauty in your heart. Take it all in. Breathe in the splendor of God’s glory in the small things. The destination is ahead, but first you have many stops along the way. Make the most of this beautiful gift…your life.

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