Questions are powerful tools for self diagnosis, evaluation and planning but the wrong questions can keep us from moving forward.
When we find ourselves asking “If Only” questions it keeps us stuck in the past. If only, I had studied more. If only, I wouldn’t have met. If only I hadn’t said. If only I had said. If only I hadn’t done this or that. If only, I had forgiven myself or others. If only, I had believed. This question fills us with regrets and leaves us stuck in reverse hoping to change things that can not be undone. However, the good news is they often can be overcome.
Another question that keeps us from moving forward are the “What if” questions. What if they reject me? What if I fail? What if all I have is not good enough? What if I get sick? What if my kids don’t love me? What if I can’t resist a temptation? I know planning is important but “what if” questions make us feel like are feet are stuck in cement, fearful of the future and overwhelmed. They will keep us from becoming the person that God desires.
Stay in the Moment
Jesus admonishes us to not worry about tomorrow but concentrate on today. I know it is doesn’t make sense but thinking about the moment in front of you will allow you to move forward. When I am tired during a run I don’t think about the end I focus on the next step and before I know it I have made it to the finish line and my goal and so will you.
At Faith Forward Coaching we are praying that staying focused on the moment helps you move forward today.