“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).
That “tomorrow” is mentioned twice indicates it is problematic. In fact, there are two significant days that interfere with living life today—yesterday and tomorrow. Staying in the present tense, being where your feet are, is a challenge for us all. We allow both the failures and victories of yesterday, along with the imagined threats of tomorrow, to steal away the energy necessary to live life today. No amount of lamenting or reflection will bring back tomorrow; it is done and will never be again. The only legitimate preparation for tomorrow is executing well the opportunities of today. Don’t let worry steal your present tense.