Monday, May 31, 2010

Jesus tell us not to worry about the future

Do Not Worry
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25-34)

Here again we have a message from Jesus instructing us not to worry about the future. I find this passage from the Scriptures is especially encouraging as it shows you that it is less about the big picture, and more about doing the right move as much as you can - at least that's my current interpretation of it. Jesus is basically saying that yeah, theres planning, there's money you're going to need, there's bills that are going to need to be paid, but look beyond that. Look into the now and understand that living the best life you can live this very day will take care of all the things you need.

Granted I'm sure some people will like to argue this and say that this won't yield good results and you will go poor and I ask the question, have you ever tried it? To this very day I try my best to live each day like this and it seems like a very solid way to structure your life. Rather than worrying about things and stressing out over things I find it much more valuable to live in the current moment as full and productive as you can be. This doesn't mean I don't plan and I don't think about the future, I most certainly do. I think the difference is that I don't worry about it. I understand that what happens happens and I take each day one at a time. If you spend each day worrying about tomorrow you will never get anything done.

It's okay to waste time doing something that is not part of your normal agenda. It's okay to spend an entire day helping somebody in need of help. I find that the more I try to live by this way of life the more things start to come together.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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