Since I started blogging, I have read several times about living in the moment.
It makes sense to surrender past hurts, regrets, and offenses to God because there is no way to go back for a do over.
And it also makes sense not to worry about tomorrow but to leave it in God’s hands because He is already there.
Sometimes we have troubles with the “don’t do’s”, like if I say don’t think about an elephant, you immediately think about an elephant.
We are much more able to succeed if we do the do-this-instead’s. Like, do surrender your past to the Lord and leave it there, do trust the Lord with your tomorrow’s, and do live this present day today.
God gives us strength for today to be used for living today. He does not intend for us to squander it on living in the past or the future. No wonder we’re so often exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed!
The one true God gives me strength; he removes the obstacles in my way. Psalm 18:32 NET
Maybe part of the reason we lose our joy is because we ruminate under the surface, focusing on yesterday’s woes, tomorrow’s fears, and even the negatives of today which seem worse than they really are because we are looking at them through a warped magnifying glass.
There is beauty all around us, today! We just have to open our eyes and the eyes of our heart and look for it.
“This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:22 NLT
So, today I am thankful for TODAY, and I choose to be thankful for each moment God gives as He gives it! Somehow my heart feels lighter just with that detemination!
What about you? Would you like to feel the heavy burdens lifted from your heart? Surrender them to the LORD, and choose to rejoice and be glad in the beauties of each moment.
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