The Future Is A Phantom by @hollyfurtick

I have been reading through Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  Wow, what a great book.  A few days ago I read this, “The future is a phantom, seeking to spook you.”

Isn’t it funny how we can be scared of something that hasn’t even happened yet? Sarah Young then said the next day, “Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur.” This is so good.  Sometimes, my worries cause me to experience a difficulty that will never even happen.

Worry and fear have the power to truly make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Now, should I think through a current situation that needs to be fixed?  Of course. But should I let my imagination run wild with what ifs?  Never.  The enemy wants to spook me with thoughts that will never even come to pass.  He seeks to distract me from my present by causing me to worry about my future.