This afternoon I froze my butt off (actually it was more my fingers and toes) while watching my alma mater, the University of Sioux Falls Cougars, play the semi-final round game of the NAIA football playoffs. USF just squeaked out a victory in the waning seconds to propel themselves to the National Championship game this coming weekend, while I found myself amongst hundreds of screaming fans barbarically high-fiving and yelling like maniacs. While the game was a blast to be a part of, I found myself thinking deeply as I exited the stadium.
Ironically, while I was in college I rarely attended any sporting events and had very little school spirit, which I greatly regret. Why is it that we fail to enjoy things until it is too late and time has passed us by. We can get so wrapped up in ourselves that we fail to realize what we are missing out in the world around us. I want to be someone who fully enjoys the opportunities in the here and now, while still looking forward to future. I don't want to miss the ways in which God is blessing me now, while I am busy awaiting His future blessing. May we all treasure the time we have in each season of our lives and not be impatient in progressing to the next stage before leaving the current one.