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You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment. Israelmore Ayivor

Whatever you were planning for July, do it now. Don’t let current uncertainties stop you. No one knows when all these will pass but we have the surest captain on our boat – Jesus. He knows the way and he’ll guide you through the rain, fire, and storms of life.

Whatever you want to reach for, reach for it now

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The goals that you set for this year should not be buried or laid aside. Do as much as possible. Of course, there will be hurdles, but don’t let that stop you from reaching your goals.

I recently reflected on my goals and I was amazed. I let the current situation dictate some of my goals. It was like ‘Oh well, I can’t reach it with a pandemic going on’. Then I realized that it was an excuse, because I could have at least made progress.

I have to reset my goal priorities, pandemic or not. I asked myself, “What happens next after all this is gone?” and I took some action.



And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28


You don’t have to wait for sunny days to live your life. Trust that every moment of our lives matters to the God of everything – the good, bad, and ugly times. Act now in faith and leave the rest to God.


Some tips on Staying in the Moment

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1. Read – Reading minimizes distractions and helps you stay focused and engaged. I usually meditate for 5 minutes before I read for pleasure or relaxation.

2. Write – Most often I write down things that bug me to clear my mind and refresh my soul.

3. Spending Time – When you’re spending quality time with loved ones you are forced to pay attention and be in the moment. Whether through physical or telephone conversations.

4. Cook – Cooking is always a great way to keep you in the moment

5. Meditation – Meditating on God’s word helps keep you centered and grounded in the present. Whenever I meditate on God’s word I am reminded of his presence and it gives me peace.

In conclusion, it is important to be in the moment while reaching for your goals without letting the current season discourage or distract you. This is just a reminder to “Cherish the Moment” and trust God.

Thank you for reading. Happy Wellness Wednesday – emotional health matters. Stay Blessed

 https://theartofchristianliving.blog/2020/01/02/2020-a-chance-to-start-again/

9 thoughts on “Do it Now: Don’t Wait till It’s Over

  1. Era – I am Doctor by profession who loves to write poetry and articles , a mental health enthusiastic , nature lover and very much interested in history and mythology .
    Era says:

    Very well penned

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Thank you, Era

      1. Era – I am Doctor by profession who loves to write poetry and articles , a mental health enthusiastic , nature lover and very much interested in history and mythology .
        Era says:

        You’re most welcome

  2. Hanna says:

    This is a great reminder for me. I’ve been very unproductive in terms of my academics. I’ve always been stressed even without doing anything for my thesis. I hope the Lord will give me grace to continue and just do things anyway amidst the pandemic and stressful situations we are in. God bless you.

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Thank you, Hana for sharing your story. You’re not alone, it is crazy how procastination plus the pandemic affected many lives.

      God’s grace will see us through, indeed. Amen!

      Stay blessed, too

  3. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji – Am an Exhortationist at heart and it gives me fulfilment to see other people succeed and evolving into the best version of themselves.
    Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says:

    Cherishing every bit of moments in between whilst fully pursuing our goals

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Well said, Lebogang. It is important to cherish every moment no matter what. Thanks for your great insight.

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