It’s a day like any other. You wake up. Get dressed. And your day goes on. It’s a normal day. But, what if today you woke up knowing that this was it? This was the last day that life as you know it now would pass for a normal day in your world. Tomorrow everything is going to change in big big ways. Would you spend more time with this friend or that? Keep your kids home for the day and go on an adventure with them? Spend the day immersed in God’s Word, His presence? Or would you simply go about the day with business as usual?
What are those change your whole life in one day moments?
Meeting your future spouse.
Loss of all income.
Being diagnosed with an illness.
Winning the lottery.
We never know when these things will happen. Some are happy and some are sad. But they all change your life suddenly and forever. A single moment can change your life forever. A single moment. Have you ever thought about that? The power a moment has? It’s incredible isn’t it? How do you deal with change? Are you a roll with the punches kind of person, or a fall apart at the person? Do you lean heavily on the Father in these times of uncertainty, or do you lean on your own power and understanding? I fall somewhere in the middle of all that. Proverbs 3:5 tells us we should trust in God with everything we have and not on our own understanding.
That makes sense right? He already knows what the end game is for us. He has seen it all play out and He has us firmly in hand.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
— Jeremiah 29: 11
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses. It tells me that He has it all planned out. He sees that big life changing event coming and He’s not worried about it. So why should I be?
So, on the day before, go about your day. Tell people you love them and spend some time in relationship with God. Make plans, dream big, and just live free of the worries of tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself and God has it all under control. If you are a worrier, this quote is for you. I came across it and I love the wording of it.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
— Corrie ten Boom