Worry. It’s fear’s little sister who seems benign enough, but who — like a splinter that lodges deep under your skin and you can’t extract no matter how hard you try — distracts you so much that your present moment feels like a gift you can’t wait to re-gift.
Worry robs you of the only thing that is absolutely guaranteed in life:
This moment. The now. The present.
A gift is often called a present. Did you ever consider that the present moment is God’s greatest gift?
And speaking of God, the Universe — or whatever you choose to call that power greater than you — did you ever consider that those moments when you worry the most are your greatest opportunities to trust and open your heart to receive that most precious of gifts?
Did you ever consider that your moments of worry are God’s answers to all those prayers you’ve been praying?
What if the moment you caught yourself worrying about something, you shifted your focus and said …
“God’s got this!”
Now, I’m not suggesting you sit around and wait for God to swoop down and save you while you ignore the two boats in the water and the helicopter hovering overhead. What I am suggesting is that you stop the type of worrying that paralyzes you, and turn it into action.
Do something. Anything. And trust that it’s the right thing to do … because you’ve already poisoned too many precious moments with worry. Precious moments that God took care of long ago.
Precious moments you will never get back.