Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday
Today’s Encouragement and Motivation is to remind you to not get so busy with life and worry that you forget to live for the moment of today’s life, peace, and happiness.
Do you live a life that is full of chaos and turmoil that attacks you at every turn? Do you worry about the past whether it be relationships, your job, or decisions you have made?
Do you find yourself having panic attacks about the future and what it holds? Do you have to make an important decision that has you paralyzed?
Are you a young person who is struggling to find your way in the adult world? Are you struggling with if you should go to college, what college classes do you need to take, but you are fearful of them? Are you getting ready to graduate in the spring, but you have no idea where you are going to work and you know the college loans will be coming in shortly after graduation?
Are you not happy with your employment situation because it doesn’t meet your financial needs? Are you looking forward to the future advancement, but you are fearful of failure and rejection?
Do you have a chronic illness and you get discouraged because you just can not see an end in sight for a healing? Are you in need of a treatment or a surgery, but fear has you uncertain if you should do it or not?
My friend, no matter what your past looks like or what your future holds, the importance to life is the present moment, the here and now, the present.
“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” Steve Maraboli
God wants us to live for today and not to worry about tomorrow.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34 NKJV
I know this is extremely difficult to do. I find myself struggling in the same area, but it is what God commands us to do. Focus on only today. Do not borrow tomorrow’s worries for there is nothing you can do about them until tomorrow.
Today is a big enough day. Tackle only what today brings forth. If you need to break out your planner or a scrap piece of paper and write yourself a to do list, do it. Only accomplish what is on that list for today freeing your mind of all the extra clutter that does not need to be in it.
Do not fill your every minute of your day either. Allow yourself to take a break to breathe and refresh your mind. Take a walk, read a book, write in a journal, or create something with your hands. It doesn’t matter what you do so long as you do it and it is something you enjoy. My friend, no… no… no… it can not be a chore such as prepping your supper or doing a load of laundry. No chores. This is about you and you only. Those chores come in their own place in your daily life of today.
Your simple reminder for today is to focus only on today. Let the rest of the week come as it arrives.
Today is today!
Lastly, remember this…
You Are Enough! You Are Beautiful! Ps 139:14