This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
Today, I am feeling like I am living in between two seasons.
Summer is winding down, and it feels like I can smell the fall season in the air. The back to school period is here too, and even though I am no longer in school, to me it represents a time of the year when playtime is over. I naturally become more focused on the goals I set for this year and on finishing the year strong. Said another way, it’s that classic case of feeling like you have one foot in today and the other in tomorrow.
Just as my mind can go back and forth between two seasons, the same can be true for the seasons in my personal life. When I am not content with what the present is offering me, I struggle with remaining in the present. I can easily become preoccupied with new beginnings, a new season, or a new door opening. It ends up being almost impossible to appreciate what the current season can offer me.
As we know, each moment creates the next. If my current moment is filled with a lot of anxiety and anticipation, I’m only continuing to create more of that. So over time, I have come to appreciate the importance of finding joy in the present—although sometimes I think I still need to be reminded of this.
If you’re like me with one foot in today and the other in tomorrow, let us both remember these words: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
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So today, savor the moment, knowing that tomorrow will take care of itself.
Joyce Whitfield Burton
Thanks for today’s inspiration! I’m between mourning and uncertainty! Never mourned Archie’s death till this year. Was too busy handling the stuff associated with his death and very little about my personal loss – plans, hopes and dreams for the future we were creating! It’s almost as if I am standing on the edge of a cliff not knowing if I am going to fall off or walk away!