Increasing over the last few years, I have found myself thinking of times that lay ahead of me, or of thinking about things that are a few years off. And the other day I caught myself trying to plan out the next few years of my life.. Like I know whats going to happen! Haha. Whats the saying. Man makes plans and God laughs. Yeah..
And I hope you all know what I’m talking about when as Im saying this.. It would be really awkward if I was the only one, so at least pretend for me guys;)
Anyway, So I’m thinking about all these future things and planning my life away and stressing about the issues ill have to deal with in the next five years. And then I stopped myself and thought of a little bird. Which might seem strange. But that bird reminded me of the beautiful passage in Matthew 6.
“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 than food, and the body more than clothes? Look 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
And I thought. How stupid of me to be worrying about five years time. Or three years. Or next year. I have NO idea whats going to happen, and who promised me a tomorrow anyway? Let alone another five years.
I have been given today, and it is beautiful day. And I am going to use it. And enjoy it. And live in the now of today. And not worry about tomorrow. And that doesn’t mean you can be planning holidays or saving. Its just means that you need to use the amazing days you have. And enjoy the beauty that come with that. All to often we stress and plan and rush our days and weeks and months away.. And never live or appreciate the beauty of all those days. And we don’t really interact with the people we are with or the time we have with them.
So please, today, at some point. Stop. Put down your phone, your laptop, your I pad. And look around. Breathe in. Really connect and talk to the people who are there. With you. On that day. Stop and pause to appreciate what you have been given.
And at the end of all that close your eyes. And thank God above for it. And for all the days you have had. And all the blessings you have been showered with.
For the beauty of the now.
New Little *Now-Living* Wife