Today or Tomorrow

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭

What is your 3 year plan? What is your 5 year plan? Actually what is your plan for today?

I remember in 2003 being in Iraq during the Invasion of Iraq with having the mindset to survive the current day. In all reality tomorrow never crossed my mind, as I was focused on the mission of the current day.

Being at war is an experience on a whole different level. Society thinks they understand war from watching movies and TV. I would have to personally say it is a lot more than most people will ever understand. The stress, the unknown, the responsibility, and most of the adrenaline.

We are at war right now as Christians. We are at war everyday with the enemy. That enemy is Satan disguised in many forms doing his best to destroy us. We have to get back to the basics of fighting this war against him. That basic strategy is fighting him on day at a time. If we start to think about tomorrow we lose sight of the importance of this every moment.

I am one to admit that I struggle with worrying about tomorrow and it steals my joy and changes my attitude towards everything. If we truly try to start living by the Scriptures, especially this verse today, then I believe we can all win the day! This doesn’t mean pain and unfortunate circumstances will not happen, but we are focus on winning each day.

We make life to complicated as we are always trying to reach a goals years from now that might not ever happen. Now are goals bad? Of course not! However we need to walk each day with the expectation that our goals could change at any moment, as that might not be His goal for you.

Plans change, people change, but the only one that doesn’t change is Jesus Himself! If we live each day as Jesus lived, then we won’t worry about tomorrow. He was always focused on the people around Him at each moment. In those moments He wanted every single person to understand what love really looked like, which is “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7)

We have to start focusing on loving one another as Christ loved us. It starts by focusing on today and not tomorrow. It’s starts by truly understanding what love looks like. It’s starts by having the desire to serve others more than yourself. The world is in chaos because The Church, yes The Church is people not buildings, is not living daily for Jesus. We are living for the next dollar, the next deal, the next promotion, or next the opportunity. Focus on the opportunity in front of you, live for today, along with loving like Jesus in very situation.

If we as Christians start to truly live this way, then the world would start to look a lot different. I honestly believe majority of Christians have lost sight on our calling and purpose. Let today be the start of a new you. Focus on today and how you can make one difference loving like Jesus calls us to. If you do it could change your entire path for the betterment of The Kingdom!

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