One day at a Time…

I cannot think about and obsess over long term goals. I cannot plan for future events or give myself deadlines that typically just stress me out. What I can do is focus on the here and now. I can try to get through today and that’s about all I have in me. I can give this one day to The Lord and seek obedience in each decision, each choice I make, each thought I have. I know what I need to do and if I can just choose to picture what a successful day looks like and follow through, I will consider that progress.

I love The Message version of these scriptures…check this out:

Matthew 6:25-34
The Message (MSG)
25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Teri
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 06:35:11

    I needed to hear that. It is really hard to not feel like we aren’t “keeping up with the Jones” in our new neighborhood. But that should not be my focus. God put us here, He provides for us daily, and that is enough. Thank you for such a powerful message.

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