Many people live not in the now, but in the past. They live life in reverse. Its like they are looking in a rearview mirror longing for the good old days. Christians too may see Jesus as only “back then” when they had a real experience with God. Others are so future-oriented they do not live fully now. They live to get ahead. They may think, “When I get a promotion, a better job, a new location, a new relationship, etc. then I can relax and enjoy life."
Jesus is now! The opportunity to become filled with joy and peace and friendships and meaning in life is now. We believe Jesus is fully present with you now. He isn't full of regrets about you past nor is He preoccupied with fixing you for the future. Being a Jesus-follower is not just a new way of thinking, or becoming stronger or even being good. It is about a person. It is about a relationship with a person who dearly loves you! He is now, present and willing to make you into someone amazing. Someone a lot like Him.