Ever wonder what it'd be like to see life through God's eyes? To see the end from the beginning? To move ahead, frame by frame, laying your journey out in front of you, so your first step is visible to you at the same time as the last step you just took?
Instead, as soon as we take that next step, the last footfall fades away into the mist of memory, to be recalled only with great effort. Instead, we constantly ask ourselves, "How did I get to this place? Which step removed me from the path I walked before? Where was that fork in the road, the one where I chose to go a different route than I should have?"
If we could but see the entire picture, all at the same time, it would be easy to spot that fork, that place of decision where we deviated from the best and chose instead only the good, or possibly the worst. But God doesn't give us that spreadsheet, does he? He only gives us one frame at a time and that frame is called TODAY. We can't go back to yesterday and attempt a do-over. There's no delete key to take away today, nor a "find" function to replace today with yesterday. And we can't fast forward to tomorrow. We can only begin tomorrow after we've lived today.
What do you think God sees when He looks at your life? Are there some potholes you stepped into? Some crooked places? Does he see the bunny trail you followed, taking you away from His presence? Did you, like Alice, tumble headlong down the rabbit hole, surfacing in an unfamiliar place where you were not supposed to be?
Have you found your way back to the Lover of your soul or are you still looking? If you've found your way back, God be thanked! If you haven't, your next step should be from a lower altitude. God is waiting with open arms for you to come back to His presence, but the trip must be made on your knees. It'll be shorter that way, less complicated.
Don't delay. Today will be gone in a blink, and it's really all we have.