As the alarm sounded this morning my mind immediately begin to run the list of the events of the day. This at 7:30, that at 8, this at 10, that at 11, this at 11:30, that at 1, and that at 1, this at 2 and 3 and then this and then that… oh man…. I really just wanted to unplug the alarm clock and sleep.. until tomorrow.
There as to be more reason for the day then what lies ahead of me today. Even as I write this this morning, I am anxious for the 3 little numbers in the bottom left corner of my monitor. Its just doesn’t seem right, the sun has not peeked its head over Big Frog Mountain, and I am wound as tight as a … well something that is wound too tight…
So I turned my attention to two familiar passages this morning and I hope they stick with me today.
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……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
13Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-17
Also I have prayed this morning/am praying all day for God to use me in this business. My prayer today is that I will focus on him and what he is bringing in front on me instead of the hectic schedule. It seems to be calming a little, so far. But seriously, maybe your days are like this too. I am going to try all day to focus on God and his desires in the midst of insanity and see how it goes.
I think maybe this is part of what he is getting at? Give it over to God today and see where it leads you!
Oh BTW, the Caleb Factor number is now 182 ( down 2) and the goal is still 174. That’s a good start!