At any given moment, we can focus on the now. Or we can focus on the what’s next. But we can’t do both at once. It’s an either/or.
We’re in the now, but the what’s next is always just ahead of us.
We can see, hear, and experience the now, but can’t yet connect on any level with the what’s next?
The now is for certain. The what’s next is unknown.
The now is the person you’re speaking with and listening to at the moment. The what’s next is the 3:00 appointment you’re dreading or the 4:00 that you don’t even know is coming yet.
Worry, fear, anxiety, all focus on the what’s next. By the time, we get to the now, we just have to deal with it.
God tells us to let go of the what happened? He encourages us to let Him take care of the what’s next. He tells us to focus on the now.
Take a moment to evaluate how much of your life is lived in the what happened or the what’s next? How much do you live in the now?
God has taken care of our what happened.
He is already there at the what’s next.
He stands with us, guiding and leading in the now, which is the only place He asks us to be.
Give us today … —Matthew 6:11 NIV
If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow …” —Proverbs 3:28 NLT
So now, my sons, listen to me. —Proverbs 5:7 NLT
Now swallow your pride … —Proverbs 6:3 NLT
Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do. —Proverbs 6:4 NLT