“Focus On Today”
By Zach Wood
Matthew 6:34 NLT
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
The past few weeks have been filled so many different happenings and it has been so crazy to see the days and weeks just zip by! I have had my mind on many things with preparations for sermons and different activities we have been doing each weekend. Sometimes, it seems like life won’t slow down. I am trying to let God be in control and not be consumed with all that is going on, but it is a challenge.
It is easy for us to become bogged down and consumed with so many things in our daily lives. It seems we cannot just focus on what is at hand today because we are busy planning vacations, different activities and all kind of other things that go into summertime. Sometimes it seems we just don’t have enough time to do all that we want to do.
I have been blessed this summer with an interim preaching opportunity and that has been a growing experience for me, but it has also shown me that I need to better prioritize my time since I have a full time job and a family. It is easy for me to become consumed with too much and neglect certain other areas that need attention.
Are you totally consumed this summer? Are you worried about not only today’s happenings, but tomorrow’s and the next day and so forth? With summer, there’s so much happening and it’s easy to get busy with everything and worry about the days, weeks and months ahead.
We are told to only focus on what is at hand today. We only have today and not tomorrow. What if we just focused on what we have going on today and spend our time enjoying what is going on and taking time to be with God and just take a day at a time? That is hard to do because we not only have become programmed to constantly think of today’s happenings, but also focused on the days and weeks to come. Planning isn’t wrong, but we become so consumed that our days become filled with worrying about all the upcoming things that we don’t take time to enjoy the here and now of today.
Today and each day on, remember to focus on the day at hand and not worry about all that is coming ahead. Give that to God and enjoy today! God wants us to enjoy the blessings of today. Tomorrow will definitely bring its own worries.