“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, Build houses…" ~Jeremiah 29:4

You’re going to be here a while. Take the clothes out of the suitcase and hang them in the closet. 

A sense of permanency comes with building a house. Getting our minds in a permanent mindset (even if the situation really is temporary) helps us to focus on what’s in front of us. It may not be a house we’re called to build at this moment; it could be community, it could be a business, it could be a family. In order to make progress and move forward, we need to get out of the temporary mindset. Temporary feeds off of a tyranny of the urgent attitude; permanent focuses on building something that will last. When we’re  present within the situation as if it were long term, we advance the task at hand rather than letting it stagnate. What could you accomplish if you were present with a long term attitude?

Look around. Be present. You’ll be here a while. Build something. 


This is part of 31 days (of being present). Join the other 31 day-ers here. 

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