Focus On Today
Each of us has things that concern us because they are important to us. If we are not careful we can spend countless hours worrying about things that have not even happened yet. We pay a bill then worry about how we are going to pay it again next month. We go to the grocery store and get what we need for today, and at the same time worry about what we are going to eat tomorrow. We can spend a lot of time worrying about a day that has not arrived, and a day that is not promised to us.
The Scripture reminds us, not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. I encourage you today to not worry about tomorrow, but place all of your thoughts on today. There is so much you need to do today that worrying about tomorrow will only cause you not to accomplish what you need to do today. Stop worrying about a day that has not even seen a sunrise, and concentrate on what The Lord is doing in your life today. The same way The Lord provided for you today will be the same way He provides for you tomorrow. There may be some things that you have to do tomorrow, but you cannot get to them until tomorrow comes.
Keep your faith in God and know that The Lord will provide for you. Every day has enough trouble of its own, and if you leave today's trouble to worry about tomorrow's trouble, then you are carrying today's trouble in with you to tomorrow's trouble, adding trouble to trouble. You should always plan for tomorrow, but you should never worry about tomorrow. The same way The Lord made a way for you today, is the same way He will make a way for you tomorrow. When you woke up this morning you did not know what this day would hold for you, but you were confident you knew who held the day. Worrying never changed anything, but faith can move a mountain. Stop worrying and start trusting The Lord to see you through today, tomorrow, the next day, the next week, and even next year. I do not worry about tomorrow, for I know who holds my today and my tomorrow, and I have faith He will see me through it all.
Since I am not worrying, but trusting I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord give me what I need today to handle the things that you have for me today, and I place today and tomorrow in your hands. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY