I’ve spent most of my life missing the moment. I did not know it at the time, but as I looked back I could see my heart and my mind were somewhere else. What causes us to miss our moments?

With God’s help, he has allowed me to see I was emotionally trained from a young age to protect myself. Part of that protection was emotionally detaching from the moment. Going into my head playing out a 1000’s terrible scenarios that could or may happen.  Desperately trying to come up with a game plan to protect myself & my family against the horrible things I imagined in our future.

Sounds awful, doesn’t it. But that is where I was at dinner with the family. In an intimate conversation with my wife. In stressful circumstances where I did not “know” the outcome. I was making my internal contingency plan. My self preservation plan.

That is brokenness. If you have trouble entering into your moments then you have  brokenness in you as well.

I’m here to offer hope. You don’t have to live there, isolated and disconnected from those you love, fearing the future.

Allow God to reveal what is going on inside of you. Once you have clarity, surrender that way of living. Scriptures like “the righteous have no fear of bad news” Ps. 112:7 or “surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life” Ps 23:6 and many other “fear not” scripture will start to actually mean something to you and make a difference.

God is in the moment. Don’t miss him and what good he has for you in the moment. You and your families future is secure in Him. God has abundant life for you right now, right here in the moment.

About the Author

I am a fierce Jesus follower, husband of 1 beautiful wife , father of 4 amazing people & a restless creative. Former hardcore punk singer, youth pastor, busker, drug counselor, train hopper, long boarder, exotic fruit farmer, missionary, hitchhiker & Seminarian. Current blogger, podcaster, and corporate cubicle farm dweller in marketing.

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