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What if I can’t provide for my family? What if I end up hating my career? What if I can’t pay back all the debt I owe? What if I am an awful parent? What if I never find my future husband/wife? What if my life is cut short?

Worry. Worry. Worry. How much time do we spent worrying about our futures? How often do we play the “What If” game, asking ourselves questions we can never know the answers to?

God tells us not to worry. He tells us not to worry about tomorrow, not to worry about our futures. He tells us He will take care of us. He tells us this in Matthew 6.

  25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

   28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Instead of worrying about what our future holds, which I am guilty of doing about 75 percent of the time, we need to be like a child. What I mean is that children only worry about what the very next thing is. They don’t worry about the extended future. They don’t worry about the next day. They can hardly think about what’s going to happen in a few hours. They are completely focused on the present. Because they trust their mommy or daddy to take care of them. We should trust our Daddy in Heaven so much so that we are completely focused on the present.

And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 18:3

Look at everything God has given you now. Look at everything He has carried you through in the past. How can you not trust Him with your future? It’s silly to question your future with “what if’s.” You cannot predict the future; you can only trust God to take care of you and give you the best. If you take away the fear of change, take away the fear of the unknown and uncertainties, you can finally enjoy the present. You can find peace and joy. You can spend your days loving instead of worrying.

What are you waiting for? Let go of the future. Focus on the present your Daddy has given you. Enjoy it and embrace it. And let Him take care of the rest.

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