Focus on the Present - May 23, 2024

“I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1:12 NKJV).

God does not need our help, counsel, or assistance. (Please repeat this phrase: “I hereby resign as ruler of the universe”). And when he is ready for us to reengage, he will let us know. Until then, replace anxious thoughts with grateful ones.

God takes thanksgiving seriously. Here’s why: gratitude keeps us focused on the present. Worry takes a meat cleaver to our thoughts, energy, and focus. Anxiety chops up our attention. Anxiety takes our attention from the right now and directs it “back then” or “out there.” But when you aren’t focused on your problem, you have a sudden availability of brain space. Use it for good.