I’ve mentioned how much I enjoy reading and hearing from James MacDonald, but his weekly devotional (you can read and subscribe to receive the weekly email here) really hit me this morning. I won’t reiterate everything, especially since you can click through and read it yourself. Staying focused ONLY on today is something I’ve always been challenged with. So much on my mind, so much to do, family and friends to enjoy, what lies ahead to be accomplished on my work calendar……..but I have no control over their tomorrow really?
James made a great observation – we’re not wired for worry or fashioned for fear! To think that God designed us ONLY for today is just mind-boggling. Carpe diem (seize the day) really comes into play here. The interesting thing to me is that we are created specifically for the task at hand…..no more and no less. What is on our plate right now is what God has granted us. Wishing for more or less, or wanting a “re-do” or even to go back and do what we just did all over again is impossible. Whether it’s been a great past or a horrible one, it’s been removed and is only there as a memory. Why doesn’t the world challenge itself with this? Maybe because my world starts me with me and I’m not there yet. Thanks for the reminder James!