Every morning as I drive to work, the line of cars in the left turn lane to get on the highway is a mile long. Those of us who are daring enough, get in the right lane and pass all the cars waiting, and then weave our way back in somewhere closer to the light. I usually begin my plan of attack from a distance as I approach the long line of vehicles sitting at a standstill. As I sip my coffee zooming past everyone, I start to get nervous as I get closer to the light and no one is letting me over. It’s like a little adrenaline rush every morning.
This morning as I approached the general vicinity, the fog was so thick, I could barely see the car in front of me, let alone the cars ahead to see how long the line was. Since I couldn’t see ahead of me, I just had to wait until I got closer to assess the situation. Usually when I see the long line (particularly when I’m running late) I get a wave of anxiety. But this morning, that wave did not come over me because I couldn’t see what was ahead.
Often times I wonder why God doesn’t show me what lies ahead in my life, but this morning he showed me clearly. If I could see what was coming next, I would focus more on worrying how to approach the next thing rather than focusing on right now. Where ever God has me right now is what I have to focus on. When life gets foggy, I have to remember that God is keeping me from worry and anxiety; or keeping me from planning to do it my way rather than his.
I have to learn to enjoy where I am right now. Take in each moment and know that there’s a reason for the fog. I encourage each of you to do the same.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
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