Matthew 6:34 Living Life One Day At A Time
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
As there are 365 days to a year. Naturally there are 365 steps towards achieving the goals you have set for the year. You can have it all and achieve all your goals, but just not in a single leap! Our earth’s orbit round the sun, our agricultural system, our financial system, our human psyche, all revolve round a framework of 365 days. Why doesn’t God make the year as one continuous day? Why break it up into 365 portions punctuated with nights? The universal law of life is to live life a day at a time.
Farmers understood this perfectly: you just can’t hurry growth! The timing of growth is built into the earth’s ecological and agricultural systems. We were designed to live life one day at a time, to rejoice for the day’s accomplishment, to rest, and stop worrying about tomorrow. By worrying, we rob ourselves of our right to live life abundantly. Life’s most precious commodity is not money or fame, but peace and joy! So the bible says, “Do not worry about tomorrow.” We rejoice and rest our bodies in contentment after we have accomplished what we have set out to do for the day.
God gives us a new portion of His grace every morning, with new strength and new insights. God has divided his grace into 365 “grace-let’s” and He grants us new resources and wisdom 1/365 portion at a time. Hence, it is normal that we do not know all the answers to our problems at once. Some times we expect God to reveal everything at once, but that is not how God works. Life is like walking in pitch darkness using a torchlight with limited visibility; we could only see what is immediately ahead of us, and make decisions based on what we know. However, God is always ahead of us clearing the way towards success. In Deuteronomy 1:30, God told the people of Israel, “The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes.” God went ahead of the people and freed them from slavery in Egypt through powerful miracles. All they need to do is to follow the guidance of God a day at a time. God is ahead of us and He know the end from the beginning. Having said that, He wants us to see and accomplish only what is required for the day.
Developing a consistent discipline of reading the Bible and prayer daily is essential to our success. At the beginning of each day, we spend time receiving new strength and instructions through the voice of the Spirit. At the close of the day, we praise God for what we have achieved. Through prayer, we release our cares and outcomes of our endeavors to Him.