Saturday, February 29, 2020

One Day At A Time

Today's headlines are filled with the news about the current worldwide health concern due to the coronavirus. My home state has just had its first case, which is especially disturbing as the person diagnosed with the virus was working in an elementary school.  It would be easy to give into worry and fear, but what good does that do?  We can only do what we can do to avoid it, like being mindful of washing our hands carefully after being out in public, but we rob today of its peace and joy when we are frozen with fear, worry and anxiety about tomorrow. Trusting God with our tomorrow is essential to living our best life today.

It's important to live within the realm of the twenty four hour box we call today. It is futile and defeating to live in the past. Whether our focus is on past regrets, past mistakes and past pain or happy moments in the past that we wish we could relive, it's an exercise in frustration and futility to live with a backward focus. On the other hand, it is equally self defeating be too focused on the future. We can become so focused on the worry and the what ifs of tomorrow or so focused on trying to prepare for all eventualities that may come, that we become blinded to the blessings and possibilities of the present moment. (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, March 1st, at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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1 comment:

  1. Maybe it's my age, but I count it as when I began my walk with God in earnest that I finally quit being the every day worrier. Over my lifetime, even when not looking, God taught me that it most usually was find and my worry was a waste. So, yes, enjoy the day, love in the day, and just live. God's love is enough.


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