Stay In The Moment

Have you ever been knee-deep in a project and suddenly remembered another project? You begin to worry about that one, how long it will take or if you have what you need to complete it. You go take care of the new thought and something else comes to you. Then you start to worry again, you think about the time you should be spending on task #1, but now #3 needs your attention. Soon an entire day has gone by, you're not sure what you've accomplished and there's little to show for your efforts.

Does this sound like a typical day-in-the-life? Our minds race, our lists get out of order and we're exhausted by the time we get to bed. And then we start thinking about everything that needs to be done in the morning.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34)

When we read verses like this they don't always click. We understand the reasoning behind them and we can quote them to other people, but what happens when the situation is ours? When we're the ones worrying and struggling, does this verse pop into our heads or are we so consumed with the possibilities that Scripture is the furthest thing from our minds?

If we are determined to stay in the moment, to focus on the present and not the 27 things we have on tap for later, we can be truly useful servants for Christ.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)

This moment, this wonderful, beautiful blessing of a moment that God has given us, may be the only one we have left. We don't know how long we have in life, so the motivation for the day is the Lord and His will. When He is at the center of all we do there is less worry, more clarity of thought and blessings abound.

The next time you feel scattered and lost, going through your day is a hazy hurry, turn to God in prayer. Make Him the focus of each action you perform and the center of each thought that runs through your head. Worry is destroyed when God is in control.


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