Matthew 6:34 “Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~CSB
In my lifetime, I noticed success was either harder to achieve or not achievable because I always looked pass my steps to the goal and focused on the end of the journey. My focus on the end, or the big picture, caused me to miss certain steps I needed to take while on the journey.
For example, when I would run long distance, I remember coming up on a long road. Now I would run three to five miles daily, but when I came to a long road where I could see in the distance the next turn or hill, I would get frustrated.
I would see all the road between me and that point, and many things would go through my mind. “Man, do I really want to run that far? I could be doing other things right now.” While these thoughts were going through my mind, I would stumble because I would trip on a rock I didn’t see, I would step in a pothole, I would almost twist my ankle as a result of stepping off the side of the road.
All this happened because I was focused on the end, instead of the steps. Jesus has given us the blueprint for success in Matthew. “…don’t worry about tomorrow…” When I was looking at the end of the road, that view was my version of ‘tomorrow’. “Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Each day was each ‘step’. And that step had that rock I tripped on while focusing on the end of the road.
If I had focused on my steps, in other words, focused on my ‘day’, I would have noticed that rock, I would have noticed that pothole on my journey to my goal. When the scripture reads, each day has enough trouble of its own not only refers to the negative of life’s journey, but it also stands for lessons and blessings God has prepared for you on your journey in Jesus’ name. Don't miss the blessings by looking too far ahead.
God trains His servants, His children, in the way of the Word but we miss a lot of our homework, our lessons and our blessings because we are so focused on the vision God gave us in our hearts instead of the steps it takes to get to that point.
We must take each step in every day to receive what God is giving us, blessing us with and allowing us to notice what He may be pulling us out of or away from. This is especially important because when we know what God is doing for us, we begin to know where He is leading us. Down a path He prepared for us long ago.
May God continue to bless and keep you safe, healed and guided as we journey in His Son Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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