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2022 07 14

Good morning.


Rehearsing the future keeps one from living in the present and missing what God has for us here and now. We borrow future possibilities and try and make them present realities. We rehearse the future through worry as well as pretending.


Worry is living in a not yet that is worse than our now. Worry interrupts the present with concerns about the future. The power of worry is that our minds blindly follow along its path. Jesus said: "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34)


Pretense is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to ways the enemy tries to convince us to deal with the daily life. It keeps us from living as our true, authentic self. Camouflaging your deepest desires advances our ability to please and play a part, but it keeps you from who God created you to be. Pretending forces us to live life in the future, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, empty, and disconnected from God and others.


"Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else" (Galatians 6:4)


Being authentic, here and now, brings release from the future. Let's live the life we were created for. In doing so, we will discover peace. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne

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