Even though I don’t work from a church office anymore, my days seem longer and busier than ever. Between changing diapers, feeding, playing with my infant and toddler, sending and replying to emails, working on graphic designs, raising support, meeting for mentorship, cooking, cleaning, dating my husband, seeing friends, working out, the list goes on and on... There seems to not be enough hours in a day! But there is— maybe not for all those things every single day.
Matthew 6:34 encourages us not to worry about tomorrow, that each day has enough trouble of its own. In that same chapter, verses 25-33 remind us that God cares for our needs and we should not need to worry because He will provide for His children. We are to seek Him first -- inquire from Him first.
My daily living was formerly filled with perpetual anxiety. Over the years, I’ve learned the habit of one question to ask at the start of every day, and it has made a huge impact on minimizing my anxiety: “Lord, what do you want me to do today?” Then obey and don’t delay. Overtime I’ve learned to discern what God’s will is for the particular day and what seems to be a self-suggested burden that I put on myself. How do I discern? I really start with reading God’s word— the Bible. It’s my compass to God’s heart and the more I read it, the more familiar I am with His explicit instructions and tendencies.
Lord, what do you want me to do today?
When I do what God has asked for that specific day, I tend to go to bed more fulfilled and relaxed. If I've done all that God has asked today, then it's a success, no matter how small or routine I perceive it to be. After all, He knows what's best.
So I ask you, my friends: What does God want you to do today?
Still don’t know? Open the Bible. Perhaps start with Proverbs or one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). Pray for God to help scripture to pop out that will give you guidance and understanding of Him.
With Christ’s Affection,
“(God) You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”