Living in the Moment isn’t Only for Yogis…

There are always opportunities for anxiety…

Anxiety in my heart weighs it down…

As an empty nester I am anxious about my children.

I try to put them into God’s capable and loving hands but pull them back because I can do a better hands on job.

I’m their mother after all and want nothing but the best for them and am overwhelmed by worry.

Joyce Meyer defines anxiety as,

“Mentally leaving where you are and getting into an area of the past or future.”  (Be Anxious for Nothing p.25)

My mother taught me that the past could not be changed.  Wise woman she.

“I have no regrets,” was one of her remarkable comments.

It is the future that dogs me.

I need reminding that it only takes one event to change everything and that could happen today, this minute, if I am here to notice.

As I’ve said many times, our Christian faith persuades us to be ‘now’ people.  Living in the moment isn’t only for Yogis.

“Today, if you will hear my voice” (Hebrews 3:7, 15)

“Today is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2)

“Today you will be with me in paradise.”  (Luke 23:43)

Jesus wants us to be present, mentally, physically and spiritually.

And so I meet my children where they are when they text, or call or drop in for dinner,

but I am still apprehensive about what may happen next.

I give them to God every day, I suppose I must hand them over when I pray, then scoop them up again when I leave the altar

for I still fret over them and ask myself why?  If I really trust God do I allow fear of what’s to come, to eat me alive?

Here’s a thought,

When I let my parents babysit for me so Hubs and I could spend a night on the town or a weekend away,

Did I wither with unease?

Did I check in every five minutes to make sure they were alive?

Did I rush home afraid of what may happen without my hovering form?

Did I lie awake at night wishing they were safely tucked up with me?

Of course not, I trusted my parents and enjoyed my time with Hubs.

Why do I have to work so hard to live this present moment as if I trust my Father in Heaven implicitely?


He not only has plans for me, He also has plans for my children and for all of you.  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Stand back and let God do His work now.


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