The Next Thing

Fear is a focus on phantoms of the theoretical future. But the future is God’s, not mine; mine is only the present moment. I am fearful because I’m thinking I have to live the rest of my life. But I don’t. I only have to live the next five minutes. To me belongs obedience; to Him belongs outcomes.

— from “The Next Thing,” Won’t Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Andree Seu, 2006

I find it encouraging to know that I only have to do the next thing. I don’t have to conquer my fears, fix my marriage, instill a lifetime of knowledge into my children, be good… I only have to do the next thing in obedience. I am posting this post in an effort to remember this!

Andree Seu (with an accent on the first e; I don’t know how to type that) is a writer in WORLD magazine. Actually, if I read WORLD, I usually only read her article. I like her. I found a book of her essays at the thrift store for 25 cents. I don’t understand everything, but I like how she thinks things out on paper.