One Day at a Time

Posted by Dave Clayton on

When I got home from work yesterday, I found myself suddenly bombarded with stress. It had been a great day at the office, but before I knew it, I found myself overcome by worry regarding the things I needed to get done. As I sit here this morning reflecting back on how I felt yesterday afternoon, I can't help but think of Jesus' words in Matthew 6 where he says:

"Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Matthew 6:34

I wonder how different my life would look if I took these words of Jesus seriously? What if we didn't worry about tomorrow because we knew that...

1.) We aren't even guaranteed there will be a tomorrow
2.) Jesus says when tomorrow gets here we will find things to worry about then as well
3.) And God simply tells us he will give us strength to get through each day

As I read this verse, it seemed as though God was saying "Just live in the present David. You do such a good job dwelling on the past, and worrying about the future, but I want you to live in the moment I have given you -- not with reckless abandon, but with purpose."

I am going to try to take Jesus really seriously today. I challenge you to do that as well. Have a great Thursday.

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