Live for Today

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The one thing that God wants from us is to trust Him, day by day. Us women are dreamers and we so easily think about what will come. I think about getting married and having babies and starting my life. That’s good! God gave me those dreams and he wants me to pursue them in full confidence of the things he is able to do in the midst, but no matter what stage of life I am in, I am called to live for today.

“Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it’s own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:33-34

This verse reminds me not to worry because my future is in the hands of the one who created the universe, but it also reminds me not to be anxious for the future. I don’t want to be so caught up in what God will do later that I miss what God is doing now. At this point of my life, I find myself thinking about what WILL come so often. I am in a time of transition and to be honest, I’m not doing a whole lot right now. I have a lot of time to spend daydreaming about what will come later, but that isn’t where I am. I’m only at the beginning of my journey and it’s time for me to live in the fullness and live as light wherever my feet are walking each day.

James 5 talks about not being caught up in the worries of where we will be tomorrow but trusting in what God is doing before my very eyes. He is doing huge things in my life and He is blessing me beyond what I could have thought, so why am I spending so much time thinking about what will happen later.

In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6, when Jesus teaches the Lord’s prayer, He reminds us that He will give us our DAILY bread. He didn’t give the Israelites manna to last a week. He gives us what we need as we live. We are meant to live day by day and the Lord promises to meet us right where we are in each day. I need to trust in his ability to provide for me today and I need to remember that He will continue to provide every day after today.

As I sit at the kitchen table writing this, I realize that even though my mind so easily drifts to a different place, where I am right now is preparing me for it and God is meeting me here and now. He reminds me of His sufficiency and He reminds me that He is working all things together in His timing. I can rest in the fact that He has something specifically for me today and I don’t want to miss that.

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!” Psalm 139:1-6


About the Author

ME!REBEKAH RALPH

My name is Bekah. I am 18 years old and I live in beautiful Colorado. I love people and I love my Jesus and this incredibly blessed life He has given me.

  • Tylisha Johnson-DeLane

    This is was an awesome reminder for me this morning!! Thank you for sharing!! I almost went into a praise break!!🙌🙌🙌