It’s a back and forth, a tug-of-war: learning to be content in the now, with what you have, rather than strive to seek the future and (if you let yourself) worry.
Just now, I have a cup of chicken noodle soup in one hand (fighting strep throat) and my Bible in the other and these verses floated off the page: “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5-6.
I’m a planner and love to talk and dream about what the future holds, because right now, there are looming decisions to be made and things to look forward to. These are exciting times. But if I’m not careful, I let these things become stresses in my life and perhaps that is one reason why I’ve been sick twice this wedding season. I’m already half booked up for next year’s wedding season (yay!) and so I find myself scrambling to get the rest of my life in order around those dates. But why? “The Lord is my helper.” He knows what next year will hold. He knows how it will all come together. He knows, He knows. So in the meantime, I need to learn to be patient and be content with what I have and with what I know to be true.
I think I’ll take a cue from my favourite two year old, Addison. She doesn’t seem too worried about anything other than living in the moment.