Today and tomorrow

29 October 2014We spend a lot of time planning and thinking about the future. It’s a natural impulse and even considered to be the reason why some great achievements have been made. But with all the excessive and impulsive planning – we wonder why life is so difficult and so unfair. We wonder why it takes so long to get to where we want to be. We get overwhelmed with the decisions we have to make because there are so many choices. This all wearies the body and soul. Even though i like to plan so much, i realise that the more i think and try to play out the future in my mind, the more i get myself stuck in routine and monotony. I overlook the bigger and more important moment by moment decisions i need to make now because i am too stuck on decisions i may or may not have to make in the future. Jesus said “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.But i believe Jesus was also referring to focusing on today – the day we have been given – this very moment. Trusting that God is already in tomorrow and he has already figured that out for us as well. Instead, i just need to focus on being who i am called to be today. So that i can pour myself into today. And perhaps, today won’t be so bad after all. Perhaps i will even have the courage to take bolder decisions as i trust in God.
Lord, how easy my mind slips into “tomorrow” mode! Turn my focus back on today. Turn my mind to address today with the confidence that you are also addressing tomorrow. I take care of today, and you take care of tomorrow.

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