Friday, 9 March 2018

Don't Be Overwhelmed By Tomorrow!

A man told a story about a petrol station where he saw a home-made sign advertising their sale on fuel.  It said: 

“Gas $1.00 a gallon, on sale tomorrow.”  


The price caught his attention but then he noticed the sign was worn and faded, and had been there for years. In their home-spun humor they safeguarded themselves against the sale of cheap gas because tomorrow is always the next day, and that never changes.

For a lot of people, tomorrow is going to be a big event.  Tomorrow things are going to happen.  Tomorrow is when it all goes down.  Many will start reading their Bibles–tomorrow.  Many are going to witness to their lost neighbor–tomorrow. Others will reconcile difficult relationships–tomorrow.  Some will start tithing–tomorrow.  Still others will trust Christ as their Savior–tomorrow.

The problem with such procrastination is that tomorrow is not promised to any person.  James said, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow” (James 4:14).  There are many people who enter into eternity thinking they were headed for tomorrow.  Someone has aptly stated, “If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?” Therefore, do whatever you need to do today, today.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

When I first gave my life to the Lord, like many of us, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. If God would have shown me, at that time, all the things that would have to change about me, I think I would have gone running for dear life! 
But that is the Lord's way. God is a gentleman. He doesn't show us more than He feels we need to know. He knows that we are weak and He's merciful enough not to give us more than we can handle. What He desires for us to lay our worries upon Him and trust Him for our future.

God has not given us power to overcome all the problems we have yet to face. He has given us only the power to overcome what faces us today! Just as the children of Israel could collect only enough manna for one day, the power God gives us to face our trials -- it only comes one day at a time.

God has so many wonderful adventures ahead for us who love Him and are called according to His purpose -- and He will surely give us the strength to endure the trials we'll face with each adventure. Let's trust Him only for today's trials -- and let Him worry about the rest!!

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