Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34
Today, I start a new job. Seems pretty straight forward, but there is one flaw in most peoples’ thinking. Everyone starts a new job thinking and expecting the best only to find later on the challenges a new job has. For me, the opportunity is somewhat different. I am a person who lives by the routine. Starting a new job provides, lets say, new opportunities to make things happen.
My new job begins at 8AM sharp. I like being at my new work place a good 30 minutes ahead of time. (Sometimes earlier) I like preparing my day with coffee in one hand, the Bible in the other and sometimes praise and worship music playing. Depending where I have worked, I’ve been requested to either turn down the music or put on headsets. Oh well, challenge number one. As I hurry to gather all the remaining items for my work, I settle into my daily plan. Once again, the plan can change depending on what others might have going on. That would be challenge number 2. Depending on the job, I have to make sure I have everything I need to make it happen. Often times the best laid plans are hindered because I don’t have what I need. For those of you keeping score, that is challenge number 3.
I may start the day wanting to make just the right things happen, but as is often the case, I can’t control the circumstances surrounding the plan. I may start the day in the right way, but as the day wears on I find challenge after challenge preventing me from getting everything done. When those times come I need to stop what I am doing and just praise God for what I have been able to accomplish, plus, thank Him for what I can’t see. I am a believer that every hindrance is there for my good.
If I could say something of value to you this day, it would be start the day with the Lord and then give the day to the Lord. If He allows you to accomplish all that you hope for, great; if not, thank Him for that which you have been able to do. The day will take care of itself. Make your plans, but be aware that God is the one to make these things happen.