Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
~ Matthew 6:34 (cf Matthew 6:25-34), ESV
Living in this very moment is all we have to concern ourselves with. There is the constant desire, and impulsive need, to live for the future. Yet, it perpetually exists beyond our very own grasp. Tomorrow is the proverbial carrot dangling with temptation for the horse to move forward. And, it is sound advice to set goals, have a vision, save for the future, and sacrifice for the greater rewards. However, if we sacrifice the experiences of the present moment, we are missing out on life itself. Today is sufficient for it’s own concerns and troubles.
While the marathon runner has the finish line ahead, they pace themselves, experiencing the rhythm of their breathing, the movement of their own body being in motion. They are not racing to beat other people. They are working to improve their agility and their speed. The adrenaline flushing through their body and in that moment, they are experiencing life for what it is. The power and freedom.
Today, we have this present moment to build rapport with our God, with ourselves, and with others. A moment to experience life where anything may happen, and any change may occur. We have this moment to make an impact in our own lives as well as in the lives around us.
Today, may you feel the exhilaration of being alive and experiencing your moment for what it is. By maintaining a balance in your own perspective whereby you diminish any anxiety.