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Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34

I love love love to plan. It makes me feel organized and prepared. To do lists are my jam. But putting time restrictions on them can make me feel rushed, overwhelmed, irritable and sometimes discouraged if I don’t get things done by the time I had hoped.

Something my sister and I continue to remind each other of is taking it one day at a time. “Day by day girl”. We get our work schedules in advance so planning months ahead isn’t unusual for us.

But tomorrow is not promised. And having someone to remind you of that is so helpful.

Why stress about Christmas right now?

Why stress about work on Monday when still have all of Sunday off?

Each day is a blessing, and it is a gift that we are not promised.

Living in the moment is difficult. Floating through life, going with the flow does not always leave us with the best results either.

So how do we find a healthy balance for ourselves?

Where do we draw the line between planning and going with the flow of life?

How do we navigate through life effectively, but gracefully?

Romans 14:8 is truth that I needed this morning and I want to share with you now.

“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”

Yes, this is your life.

But who do you choose to live it for? Who do you choose to lead you?

If we are so lucky to live another day, live it with and for Jesus. If we die, we are with Him as well.

A win win if you ask me.

This can be simple to say, but how do we live it out?

It may look different depending on who you are and what refreshes you. It can be time of prayer, time in the word, listening to music, a sermon, fellowship, etc.

Whatever you choose to ground you, do not put a time crunch on it. Don’t restrict. We can loosely plan, but don’t be too hard on yourself.

We serve a graceful God.

We serve a God that died for us.

Let the cross be your reminder if you forget that sometimes.

I will leave you with this.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

When you feel like you can’t get it figured out, when you have no idea where you are headed and what you are doing, He does.

He’s got it all figured out for you and that is where we find our hope.

He will get you there.

Day by day.


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