Saying it today with a comic borrowed from Radio Free Babylon
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV)
Oh today, today is here, and today will be full of well todayness.
Isn’t that great!
We can attack it and pour out our cup on others around us with no worries about tomorrow. Tomorrow, when it gets here, will offer us new opportunities and a another great chance to pour out our cup.
but Today! It’s here.
Lets use it, and not be anxious and worry about what may come.
33 Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well. 34So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33-34New Century Version (NCV)
I woke up in the middle of the night last night and thought to myself, “Wow, I just spent a whole day and only talked to 2 people (besides the three others in my family)!” I just about sat straight up in bed.
But instead, I decided to slow down and think about how many people I did actually talk with. It wasn’t much better. When I calculated in all the people I spoke with even briefly, I could only come up with 13 people ( and only 12 face to face.) That’s sort of sad, is it not?
Of course, I did communicate with several others via email and text messages, but it sort of made me feel lonely there in the big house, knowing that out of 7 billion people I only interacted with 13!
However, in reality, that’s how things go most of the time. We have interactions with small groups of people, but those interacts can have large impacts – and that’s really the key. Is it better to interact with 100 people with a very light touch, or with a small number but to make a deep impact. ( not saying I make a deep impact with the waitress at lunch, or the coffee bar girl, but I had to count them in the number!!!)
All of this to say, make sure you are making your interactions with other count today – not to create a large tally of interactions, but to make a large impact!
13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13 New International Version (NIV)
I saw this question yesterday and thought it would be a good one to pass along.
What are you doing today that will outlive you?
That’s a pretty good motivator – assuming you are leaving a legacy that impacts others in a positive way!
Anyway, think about that today as you go.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come. Psalm 71:18 New International Version (NIV)
So, what are you going to do today, that you would normally have put off. Don’t let 2013 roll around and find you still in the same spot. Start – Today.
15 As has just been said:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion.” Hebrews 3:15 New International Version (NIV)