So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:34 (NLT)
How is it possible to not worry about tomorrow? Don't we all worry about tomorrow? I know I am tempted to. I want to worry about my job, our finances, our parents, our kids and grand kids. I want to worry about my health and the logistics of keeping my home flowing. And sometimes I do.
One of the things God has been talking to me about over the last year is letting him take care of it. What does that mean exactly? Does that mean I can go out and spend a ton of money on unnecessary things and expect God to work out my finances? No. God does expect me to do my part. Does it mean when I have done my best and the ends don't meet that I can trust him to provide? Yes.
Why shouldn't we worry about tomorrow? I think maybe it's because if you spend a lot of time worrying about tomorrow, you miss what God is doing today. God is always at work. He is always doing something. We get so focused on what was or what could be or what should be (in our minds) that we miss what God is saying to us today.
We miss his love language. We miss the promises he shares. We miss the smiles and laughter that are possible because we think we have to do it all. And most importantly, we miss his still small voice.
So how do you know what is yours and what is God's? Take a sheet of paper. Write down all the things you are worried about. Then, separate them into columns about what you can actually do something about and what you can't. The column that you can do something about is yours to tackle. The column you can't is God's.
Pray over all of it. But, don't try to move stuff from his column to yours (or visa versa). If you do, you will miss the best part of life - and that is today....this moment in time.