When I hear the phrase “stay in the moment”, it always sounds so idealistic and a tad bit cheesy. Sure we all wish we could stay in the moment when we’re doing and enjoying the things we like.
Let’s face it, that concept is not so easy to embrace when staying in the moment means you're staying with pain coursing through your body.
To stay in the moment is extremely hard to do when it means dealing with a difficult boss or manager day in and day out who’s not treating you well. But the Lord doesn't ask us to stay in our past or worry about our tomorrow.
Having said that, the Lord brought to my mind Matthew 6:9-11 where Jesus speaks to His disciples about how to pray:
So then, this is how you should pray:
‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Notice, Jesus didn’t tell them (or us) to pray asking the Father to give us tomorrow, or yesterday’s bread, but TODAY.
The Lord reminds us throughout Scripture that TODAY is the day that matters most.
You and I don’t need to be concerned about what tomorrow holds. What's going to happen or how we messed up yesterday.
The Lord is so generous, so faithful to encourage our hearts when He tells us not to worry about our lives because our Heavenly Father already knows exactly what we need.
TODAY, truly is the day to “stay in the moment” and let God worry about your tomorrow!