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Living for Today

Friday, May 19

Living For Today
By: Anna Williams

I am the type of person that always likes to have a clear plan for at least the next year - if not an overall plan for the next 5 years. However, the longer I am alive on this earth the more I realize that so many things are completely out of my control. We can spend much of our days resisting that simple fact or we can get in tune with the one who IS in complete control – our Heavenly Father!

Proverbs 19:21 NLT says “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” This is not something we should fear as if our God is a trickster who enjoys spoiling the plans of man. It is a reminder that the Lord will often send circumstances our way that cause us to slow down and reflect on our priorities. One can often get caught up in preparing for tomorrow’s plans and end up missing the opportunities to make the most of today.

Perhaps you are still in school and dreaming of your plans for when you graduate and start out on your own. It is wise to plan for your future but don’t allow those plans to cause you to have a negative attitude about where you are right now. Bring honor to the Lord by the way you interact with your fellow schoolmates and your teachers. 

Maybe you feel like you are in a dead-end job. It’s easy to feel frustrated in an entry-level position when you know you have greater potential but try to focus on glorifying God by doing your very best for your employer regardless. Who knows? Maybe God has a promotion in store for you!

Making future plans can be exciting and can encourage us in our daily toil but this scripture explains it so well: “Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].” Proverbs 16:3 AMP

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