“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Face Challenges in Stages
An accomplished Ironman triathlete told me the secret of his success. “You last the long race by running short ones.” Don’t swim 2.4 miles; just swim to the next buoy. Rather than bike 112 miles, ride 10, take a break, and bike 10 more. Never tackle more than the challenge ahead.
Didn’t Jesus offer the same counsel? “So don’t ever worry about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34 God’s Word).
When asked how he managed to write so many books, Joel Henderson explained that he’d never written a book. All he did was write one page a day.
Face challenges in stages. You can’t control your temper forever, but you can control it for the next hour. Earning a college degree can seem impossible, but studying one semester is manageable, and logging in one good week is doable. You last the long race by running the short ones.
[Every Day Deserves a Chance]
You taught us how to face our challenges when you told us to live one day at a time. Each day brings its own perplexing problems. You remind us that we don’t need to borrow worry from tomorrow. Help us to face daily demands each day by living in your love moment by moment and hour by hour. You have promised to be with us and to lead and guide us. We take each step of life and breathe each breath of life under your watchful care. Forgive us when we fret about the future. Help us to rest continually in you,
In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
[1 Chronicles 29:12]
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were also called in one body; and be thankful.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
[2 Samuel 22:4]
~ Max Lucado ~