We can’t worry about tomorrow if we are only focusing on today.
This past week has been one of living in true freedom. Last Sunday night, my youth pastor preached on not worrying, and how God will take care of our every need, considering He does so for birds and flowers.
“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?” -Matthew 6:26
“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?” -Matthew 6:30
Walking out of the house Monday morning, the first thing I saw was a little bird on our patio. It was a reminder of what Jesus showed me the night before. To be honest with you, most of the things I usually worry about are small, and probably won’t ever happen. Learning how to just trust Jesus with my thoughts, and knowing He will provide for my every need is such a comfort.
We should serve God through every opportunity, despite how small it may seem.
I’ve also seen Jesus’ hand in my daily life this week by providing opportunities to extend His kindness and love. Whether that be praying for someone, writing cards of encouragement, comforting someone who is upset, or walking beside someone who doesn’t want to face a battle alone. He has placed us right where we’re at to serve and build His kingdom.
It’s not about who is doing the work of God, but Who the work of God is being done for.
We sometimes have to remind ourselves that this life isn’t about us. My mom, sister, and I have been trying to update our home lately, and it’s so easy to get caught up in our desires. It’s always better to have more of Jesus and less material possessions. Living with the mindset of our purpose to live for Him impacts us greatly.
“And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.”
-2 Thessalonians 3:13
Lastly, I hope you find encouragement and hope through this verse. Never tire of doing what is good. Your life may be busy, and I know you have a lot going on; but keep doing good, and seeking Jesus first. He is with you, hears you, cares for you, and will provide for your every need. I pray that you believe these things, and learn how to live and continue in true freedom this week. You are a difference maker.