“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 clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.” — Matthew 6:25-27,34
Christian Lesson Overview
Live one day at a time is an old expression we all heard many times while growing. It is important to make good decisions that protect you for the future, such as creating a budget that plans for future requirements. When thinking about the future becomes obsessive, you forget how wonderful it is that you are alive today. God gave us the tremendous gift of life. We must cherish that gift. The fact that we exist and that the universe works consistently is a wonderful gift. We should spend more time appreciating life and less time worrying about accumulating more.
Christian Lesson for Today
It is important to create a plan that will address your future needs, but not at the expense of experiencing every day as it happens. You should spend time appreciating everything you have and enjoying the fact that you are alive. You do not know how much longer you will be alive, so you should appreciate it as much as you can each day.
Christian Lesson Summary
I spent a lot of time trying to control my future. Some of that time was spent well, such as going to college and developing businesses. Looking back on my life, I wish I had appreciated life more as I experienced. I wish I committed more time to family and friends and helped them enjoy the moment. Planning for the future is good; worry about specific objectives takes precious time that could otherwise be appreciated. God provided us with life and satisfied our basic needs. I wish I had spent more time appreciating what I had and less time worrying about what I did not have. I do not mean not to be responsible, but I do believe God gave us the great gift of life which is more powerful than anything we can accomplish. We should commit to appreciating that gift and reap the benefits of enjoying life as it is happening.