Live in the now. Don’t live in the future by asking, “What if…” and don’t live in the past by saying, “If only…” Don’t waste your present moments. If you’re spending time with a loved one, enjoy the moment. Don’t worry about that project deadline.
“If I don’t worry, then I’m not being responsible.”
Well, let’s look at your idea of “responsibility.” If you’re worried now about next week’s responsibility as you spend time with your loved one, your loved one will not get the best of you because you are there physically but mentally, you are miles away! Secondly, when next week comes, your worrying won’t put you in a good state of mind to handle that responsibility well.
To believe that by worrying you are being responsible is to believe a lie from the enemy!
Jesus wants you worry free, anxiety free and carefree—every day (Matthew 6:25–34, Philippians 4:6–7, 1 Peter 5:7)! Why? Because He is there to supply you with whatever you need. Do what you need to do, but refuse to worry.
Live each day like a child. Live in the now, enjoying every precious moment you’ve been given because you have a faithful heavenly Father who will take good care of you!
What does it mean to live like a child?
A good example of this would be to look to the children in the wilderness. Every day they got up and found their food for the day just lying around. If they tried to save it for the next day, it would rot. They trusted and didn’t worry that it wouldn’t be there. They did this for 40 years!
Try getting up everyday and trusting that His promises are true. Instead of worrying that things aren’t going right, trust that they already are going to work out. Do you think a child gets up and wonders if there’s food for that day or if they will have clothes to wear? No they trust that their parents have supplied all their needs.
Become childlike and live for the day and let your tomorrows be taken care of by the Father!