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You’ve been given a gift from God: to live one moment at a time.

You don’t have to know what’s ahead or plan out the path.  You don’t have to try to muster up the energy to live tomorrow, just live today.

God promised He would walk with you today, right now.  Just do that, walk with Him in this very moment.  Take His hand, be free.

He can see way down the road, even unto the end of your days and beyond.  You don’t have to.  You just take each happening, each minute, each encounter, each conversation, each thought, each challenge as they come.

There’s no need for “what will I say when I see that person?” or “How will that work out next week?” or “How will I have enough to do that or strength to get there?”

It really is the most loving gift.  It’s freedom!  It’s a light and airy walk compared to the heavy, oppressive drudge of feeling responsible for making your life happen and fretting over moments that haven’t yet come.

Let God lift that mantle of self-imposed responsibility from your shoulders.  Doesn’t that feel better?

It takes trust and that’s not always easy.

It takes surrender and a willingness to admit that you’re not in control.

It takes a choice, a grateful heart deciding to do just what Jesus said and live in this day.  This one.  Right now.  That’s it.

Thank you, God, for this wonderfully lovely gift.  Help me to remember it and receive it always.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.  Matthew 6:34  The Msg

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”  James 4:13-15  NLT

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