A Time

Matthew 6:34

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

The only thing we can have not enough of, and yet will still not try to use wisely. How much would we be willing to release for the gift of wasted time taken back? Yet we still cannot seem to change the way we spend our today. If all we do is tremble, worry, hide, and wish for yesterday, how can we possibly use the time we have been given today to create a better tomorrow?

Do we scowl away our days when we could walk with praise into tomorrow? How can we find fun unless we take the time to look? When we’re heard that those things we want most are hidden in plain sight. Why do we not spend more time looking rather than moping?

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These are the questions of my thoughts. I spend most of my life worrying about what the rest of my life might be. Whenever I do this, I am robbing myself of precious moments that should have been spent doing something, being present, or seeking after God. Instead, I chose to spend my time worrying. 

Over the past few days, I attempted to spend more of my time productively. This resulted in my finding God’s voice through the Psalms and Job.

To whom it may concern:

Dp  not; assume you are alone.

You are more loved than you know.

Do not; believe you are worth nothing;

Many have laid their lives down for you.

Do not; think that that fight ends all

There is reconciliation in the Lord.

Do not; live chained to your past,

There is freedom in the future.

Do not; assume that life isn’t worth it,

Remember that life is never as bad as it seems,

For remember to that out of sorrow springs flowers of perseverance.

Do not; believe that no one will understand,

There is One who understands more than you know.

Do not; think that running will save you.

The enemy is defeated when you acknowledge His existence.

Do not; live stuck to your strength,

God gives strength to the weary and glory to the humble.

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You, are loved,   You will feel pain.

You, are adopted,    You will know sorrow.

You, are accepted,   You will understand weakness.

You, are protected,   You are under fire.

You, are known,  You will see humiliation.

You, are seen,   You will learn poverty.

You, are acknowledged,   You may seem alone.

You, can be free,   You will be at fault.

Though the world will choke freedom and seeks to quench your light; your Lord is with you always. We are never promised rainbows and unicorns in this life. We know we will suffer in Christ’s name. People are out to get you because you are Christian.

But take heart, for I have overcome the world! The Lord has given us this amazing promise. The promise that no matter what, we will always be forgiven. 

1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

What an incredible promise that is!

Think that no matter what happened or how you slipped up He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. Take a moment and dwell on that promise.

No, I’m not joking. Read that verse through 5 times (about 30 seconds) and pray for God to show you what you need at this moment. This is an old practice taught to me by an old mentor and pastor. Try it. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Be blessed today.

 
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