I frustrate myself quite a bit by living in the future or the past. The past telling me that I’m not good enough and reminding me of all my faults and failures. The future I think is even worse, wanting to know what’s going to happen with jobs, my health, even with friends and family. To keep our focus and walk with God in a straight line, we need to focus on the now, be in the present. The past is already gone, the future hasn’t come yet. How can we give ourselves fully to God if we’re living in the future or the past? Living in these moments causes us to fear and doubt. If we come to Jesus and lay all of our problems worries fears and doubts at his feet we can live in this moment. But if we are carrying around baggage from too far behind or too far ahead they can drag us down, defeating us before we even get started. If you were going to love your wife fully do it now. If you want to raise your children the right way start this very second. If God asks you to do something for him jump on it. Anything that needs to be done and is important, do it because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Sometimes I will see someone suffering from a problem in their life and I will not go and talk to them because I don’t feel as though I’m qualified enough because of something that happened to me in the past. In the meantime, that person is going to suffer. On a very rare occasion, I will not give money to someone for fear that I will be broke in a week or two. But if we live in this very moment, if we are still we can hear God. He is calling us to have peace and to walk in his footsteps. If you have a problem like myself with walking in the future and the past instead of in this very moment then please join me in prayer. Heavenly Father I don’t want to be burdened with anything from my past or think too far ahead. Help us to be in this moment right here and now. Please remove our struggles worries and fears from us today so that we can walk humbly with you. We want to be able to have a nice day and to be able to help people along the way. Thank you for forgiving us for all of our sins and trespasses Lord. Thank you for being with us in us and around us in Jesus’ precious name amen.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts