As I was walking through the inner doors of church this morning,
I found myself silently rehearsing the week to come.
It can’t be overlooked that I was walking into the sanctuary.
I wasn’t attempting to walk through a busy grocery store, I was
on my way to find my seat to seek and find sanctuary.
How often I refuse to pay attention to my current location by considering
my future locale.
The week ahead is full of items I know and the strong possibility
it will soon overflow with a few unknowns.
It’s easy for me to advise others to live in the present but I don’t always heed
my own words.
Several months ago, Courtney was worrying about graduate school.
I was quick to remind her that at this moment, God had called her to be a college sophomore and
not a grad student.
It helped her to deflate the balloon of anxiety and concern.
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.
Matthew 6: 34 (The Message)
Is worry occupying your mind and days?
Perhaps your dreams are plagued by thoughts causing you to toss and turn?
Based on Matthew 6:34 here are some ways to put worry out of work.
- Keep your vision on today.
What is God doing in your life right this minute?
Be all about the here and the now.
Put your hands on what you can touch and not what is out of reach.
Concentrate on what is before your eyes and don’t allow your glance to
extend beyond today.
Don’t miss what God is doing and wants to show you by looking ahead.
- Don’t rehearse calamity.
Most worry is framed with the worst case scenario in mind.
Often it takes more energy to worry about what might happen rather than
walking through the reality of hard work..
- Practice the 3 W’s.
God will help you.
God will help you with whatever hard things come up.
God will help you with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
God will do whatever when needed.
Remember God is not only fully invested in our days,
He sees what is before us in our week.
Keep your eyes and mind locked on the surroundings of each
day and know God will be with you despite any
sudden changes in the climate of the week.
Let’s lay-off worry.
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.
Matthew 6: 25 (The Message)
Ah, careless in the care of God.
What would our days reflect if we
truly believed in the dimensions of his care?
I think the days would be renamed God’s, not ours.
It’s possible, let’s pursue it.