“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:34 NIV
In 2004 I walked down the aisle of the Pennsylvania Convention Center to obtain my high school diploma. What an evening sitting with friends that I made over the years, family in the crowd supporting, and a diploma waiting for me to receive. Every class has selections to sing, one of ours was “Tomorrow” by Tevin Campbell. “I hope tomorrow will bring a better you, better me…” Great words to live by but what about today? Have we become so fixated on preparing for tomorrow that today has become a forgotten time? I’ve been there when tomorrow became the day where I would do this and do that, yet today was wide open for completion of various things. I have to raise the question how are you stewarding today?
Our verse reminds us do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself because it comes with it’s on problems or troubles. I know why, it’s easy to think about tomorrow when you don’t want to address the things of today. Have you been there when you kept putting things off until tomorrow? I don’t want to talk about it today, it’s too much to handle today, I don’t have the capacity, I’ll try my best to get to it today, and the list goes on. The verse falls within the periscope that deals with worry; the Lord clearly understood we spend time worrying about everything. We worry about food, clothes, how’s it gonna work out, will I be successful, how do I plan my life in a way that will yield me happiness, etc. The passage says this is how you avoid worry about those things and tomorrow, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” Matt. 6:33 NIV.
You can avoid the worry of tomorrow if you prioritize God’s kingdom today.
Talk to me readers, how do you avoid the worries of tomorrow? Why is worry our first response?