Lately I’ve been learning an important life lesson: Stop worrying about tomorrow and the next day and the next day.
I tend to get anxious about all kinds of things that COULD happen in the future.
- The chemo might not work and my cancer could come back.
- A new cancer could show up.
- The Army could send us further away from our family than we already are.
- If I let the kids walk to school something bad could happen.
- I could get an infection and have to spend time in the hospital.
- The dog might bite the neighbor, again.
- What if the kids are spending too much time playing video games?
My worries go on and on, but I’m learning that they are taking quality of life away from me. Worry zaps me of life. I spent too much time worrying and not enough time enjoying what is going on today.
So what if they kids played Dance Central for two hours? We all played together and laughed at Dad dancing to Come On Ride that Train.
If the Army sends us far away, it’ll just be another adventure and we’ll make the most of it.
What if I get cancer, again? At least I know we’ve done everything we can and God is in control.
I’m working to focus on today and praying for God to calm my heart. After all, He did tell us, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34.
Today I have to worry about what’s for dinner & who is going to fold those clothes. Scarlett O’Hara said it all, “ I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”