Are you living with dread for the coming days?
The next doctor’s appointment. The next review from your boss. The next episode in your family. The next rejection from a job. The next piece of disappointing news. The next roadblock.
Or are you living with anticipation for what God is doing?
God’s next provision, transformation, redemption. God’s perfect timing. God’s healing. God’s promise to work all things for the good of those who love him.
If we knew everything that was awaiting us, I don’t think it would be good. We think we want to know but I don’t know that we would be all that happy about knowing the future. Sometimes knowing something is going to happen is mesmerizing, debilitating, and paralyzing even if it is a good thing. While impending doom motivates some people to prepare it grips others with such fear they cannot think through to plod ahead and do the next thing. God knows having too much information too early on most items is distracting to the present.
Be careful that you are not so focused on what you are waiting for that you don’t breathe in and celebrate your today. The provision, the gifts, the beauty, and the aromas are sometimes here for just a moment.
Who holds your year in His hands? Who has the ability to work all things out for good? Who has led you where you are today?
Today. It is what we know and what we have. Don’t spend all your days wrapped up in tomorrows that may never be.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. [Romans 8:28 NIV]