Grace morning on this thankful and tranquil Thursday.
Today is the space you inhabit with God. He is the I am of your today. He lived in the past, He lives today, and He does inhabit your future—but you live today! The past is gone and you haven’t lived tomorrow yet, so your time is pretty closely defined by right now. To squander what’s in your hand will only bring a loss to you and those around you at the end of the day. So what are you doing with “now”? Are you fully absorbing the “today” that is?
It can be hard not to worry about tomorrow. With how busy our lives can be, we find ourselves constantly making plans for the future. Whether it’s simply going to the pharmacy in a day or vacationing in a year, sometimes we are forced to plan ahead. Doing so can be daunting.
While concentrating on just getting through one day at a time isn’t always easy, it’s often what is best for us. Though worry has a way of making you feel it’s necessary, that’s often far from the truth. In fact, expecting the worse and growing too anxious about the future, can be dangerous.
It’s perfectly okay, and normal, to map out the steps that you will take to achieve your goals. What isn’t normal or good for you is to consume yourself with worry.
“So now, Lord, what should I be waiting for? My hope is set on you.”
Psalms 39:7 CEB
When you place our hope, energy, effort and enthusiasm in the Eternal, remember that your life is equipped to overcome the traps, trials and troubles that the enemy set against you.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this triumphant and trouble-less Thursday!