My name is Beau Selavka. I attend a school of ministry and am a Senior Tax Analyst at a Fortune 500 company.
I have been training for the ministry since 2012 when the Lord called me. It’s been quite a journey and I’ve learned so much pertaining to life, godliness, purpose, and communication.
Being present is where I have found many to miss the mark. They’re too engaged in what happened in their past or too focused on what is going to happen (or what they would like to see) in their future. And I am writing this not because it sounds good to “preach” but because I have fallen in this trap myself.
I love history and the lessons it provides. It shows us the success of those who went before us as well as the mistakes, failures, and vices that kept them from advancing in life. But as much as I love history, I had to realize it has its place. If I’m not asking myself questions pertaining to the “now” and recognize where I am, then what good does the past do? It will be nothing but a story or a Snapple fact. We are to learn from history and make history.
Like many of you that are reading this, I have dreams and goals. I can fantasize about the future all day and how bright it is going to be. But again comes the question: am I living in the now? What am I doing today to plan for tomorrow?
The last thing I want to say is that it is important to recognize those around you. I don’t believe in coincidences. I don’t believe in chance. What I do believe in is community. Nothing is done successfully by one individual. It always takes a team. Recognize those around you and their value. Whether you like the person or not is irrelevant. They have value and, more than likely, have something you need. And likewise, you have value and have something others need.
Learn from the Past. Prepare for the Future. Live in the Present.
Grace & Peace,