You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days
Hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this
The above words are the chorus to country singer Trace Adkins’, “You’re Gonna Miss This”. I’ll have to admit I get a little cHoKeD uP every time I hear this song or see the video. It seems that we get so caught up in the future that many times we wish our lives away.
It’s so easy as you set out to accomplish a dream or make your life better in some way to get too focused on the destination and not EnJoY tHe jOurNey. I can speak from experience that I don’t always “stop and smell the rOsEs”. Maybe your life is far from perfect and to be perfectly honest, a big mess. Maybe you are eyeing some pretty big challenges or seemingly impossible dreams that will take some time to overcome or achieve.
Remember this: regardless of where you are on your journey, this is your OnE LiFe, the only one you get. So take the time to enjoy the sWeeT PleAsuRes along the way because many of them are not permanent fixtures, but rather fleeting vapors.
What are the simple pleasures in your life? A dear fRieNd? A job you love, but that doesn’t pay that great? Good health? Relationships with family and friends? Your children? I know for me, I it will be a sad day when those flip flops get put on the right foot (and between the right toes!) 100% of the time.
The point is that where ever you may be on your journey, if you look around you can see GoD’s liTtLe bLeSsinGs. Embrace them, enjoy them, and savor them, because some day, you’re gonna miss this.
P.S. A book that I really like regarding this topic is, “Enjoying Where You Are On The Way To Where You’re Going”by author Joyce Meyer. In it she specifically talks about enjoying our self, as imperfect as we are, while God is changing us. Not an easy thing to do.
Enjoy Trace’s video, “You’re Gonna Miss This”: