Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 13, 2011


Do you find yourself deep in thought during most of the hours of each of your days? If so, those thoughts may be robbing you of precious moments of your life. You may not realize it, but when you are replaying thoughts from the past or future within your mind, you are not in the present moment which some call the now.

Some of us get so caught up in our "so-called" problems that this is all we focus on 24 hours a day. Dwelling on our problems cannot only steal valuable time, but it may also deprive us of sleep. From not getting enough sleep from dwelling on all the stresses within our lives, serious health issues may arise causing even more drastic problems than the issue that we started with which may have been small and petty in comparison.

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Don't sweat the small stuff"? If you analyze your problems, you may be surprised how many of your issues are truly problems. If you or someone you love are not suffering through a life-threatening illness and if you have no major physical disabilities, it is fairly safe to say that most of your problems are probably minor.

Have you ever asked yourself what problem you have right now? In this very second, what issue needs to be solved? Once we stop and analyze what issues we have in this exact minute in time, we suddenly realize there usually is no problem right now.

In my own life, my biggest worry is money. I am always stressing at least a month in advance about how I am going to pay next month's payments. What I need to do is realize God sends me what I need when I need it. I might not have much left over when the bills are paid, but each month the bills get paid.

Ask yourself if you live in the now, or are your precious moments being spent worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. Yesterday is gone and cannot return, tomorrow is never promised, so live for today. Live in the NOW!

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