Worry only about today

Matthew 6:34 NKJV Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

This verse is from the Sermon on the Mount and deals with our tendency to look at massive mountains ahead of us instead of today’s small hill. Have you caught yourself worrying over all that needs to get accomplished in the coming weeks and it ruins your sleep and energy? It can be overwhelming! So today, we deal with only today. This verse is a type of practical planning from Christ to deal with the mountains of the future by taking planned steps each day.

 Prepare the night before

Do what you can at night to prepare for the next day. Clean up, decide what’s for dinner, and put out what is needed. If there are special requirements for tomorrow, help get things in order before you go to bed. then rest

 Plan ahead 

Take a look at the long-range mountains and plan what can be done in small steps on designated days to accomplish the goal. Break down and put small tasks on a calendar or a todo app. This helps fix our today. Once written down, don’t worry about it; when the day comes to take some steps, you will be ready. So don’t worry about it today.

 Start each day with prayer

Four transactional prayers (1) I give God everything. Say out loud “Today Lord, I give myself to you.” God is ready to assume responsibility to bless and help me. (2) I give God my home, possessions, my time, my body, and my mind. (3) I give God the people in my life. My spouse, kids, in-laws (and out-laws), employees, friends. (4) I give God my plan A for the day using my schedule I have worked on to move my projects forward. I also give God my plan B…His plan if He decides to change my day. It is OK to move with plan B as God opens doors or leads me into a separate direction by the Holy Spirit. I will be willing, available, and ready for plan B; otherwise, I start with Plan A.  

1 Peter 5:6-7 NASB Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, [7] casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

 Move forward

After preparing, planning, praying…proceed. Take the first steps. Begin working plan A until interruptions from plan B happen, which is OK. It is God at work, and we switch to plan B until we return to plan A. No worries, we move forward. Interruptions and sudden problems are how God moves. Flow with them. Tomorrow’s plan A may contain some of what was not finished today, no problem…move forward and don’t worry about tomorrow, deal with today. Use small goals as you move through the day.  

TRUST GOD TO PROVIDE   

Have faith in God and His Word. Know He is in control, and His word is true.

God provides wisdom James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. [6] But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.)  

God provides Strength Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 2 Peter 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

God will provide our needs Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

When we move out in faith, God supplies, guides, and provides. 

This blog has material from ‘Loving God with all your mind’ by Elizabeth George.  It has helped me and I trust you will be blessed following this truth.  It will make your lightnside shine “happier.”

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