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Be Where Your Feet Are

Published on June 17, 2024

Sarah Freymuth
We’re always thinking about the next play, the next season, the next new training method that’s going to give us the edge over our competition. Or we’re looking behind at the last season that ended too quickly in the postseason, what we could have done better to help our team.

It’s like our default is set to overthink and worry about where we’re going and how the pieces are going to match up to make it happen. But what does dwelling in the past or fretting about the future get us? Nothing but more worry.

We are too easily distracted about what’s coming up or ruminating on what we could have altered that we miss what’s right now. And there’s plenty right in front of us that deserves our presence.

God is with us in the moment. He says He is with us, and it’s important to slow ourselves down enough to experience all He has for us in the here and now.

Jesus knows how prone our minds are to wander, worrying about how we’re going to provide for our families, where we’re going to go to college, if we’re going to keep our starting spot.

He’s given us a frame of reference that realigns us with what’s important, a reminder to lay everything at His feet and trust God to take care of our needs.

In His message on the mountain, Jesus lays out an entirely new framework for living. This includes a remedy for worry:

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” –Matthew 6:33-34

What can we pull from this passage that can help us relax and simply be in this moment?

Read the rest of the article to learn how to truly be present.