Today while I was driving and spending time with the Father, I had this thought, “Don’t let tomorrow rob from today.” Instantly Abba downloaded some thoughts. It’s funny how it can come like a sudden flood and suddenly you have a million thoughts at one time.
Anyway, I saw how worrying about tomorrow can steal from the joy of today! I know you may be thinking about how obvious this is, but it still bears noticing. How often have you received a peaceful day, only to begin to be plagued by random fears of the future? I can’t be the only one. Or have you received a blessing from God or an answered prayer and immediately after, before you can even fully feel gratitude, that looming thought comes, and you begin to worry about the next step and the step after that and how in the world will this all come together?! Yes, that’s the thief.
How long will you and I allow the enemy to run rampant in our minds and steal every victory and success and blessing?
No longer!! Not today satan!
Today, when I feel peace, I will not worry about the future. I will practice gratitude for the moment. I will practice being grateful and noticing every “in the moment” blessing. You know what? I am willing to bet that as I do this, my peaceful moments and victories will increase. In fact, I know they will.
I have already been working to gain ground in this area of my life and have noticed so much change occurring. I am so grateful for that. I am seeing that now I can recognize when the fear of the future starts coming toward me and then I simply side-step it and look to the Father. I immediately express gratitude for all He’s done and thank Him that He is in my future already.
There is peace to be found when we look past ourselves and into the Father’s eyes.
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. Psalm 105:4
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. John 14:1
Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. John 15:4
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7