In HIS Presence


Read: MATHEW 6:25-34
Meditation verse:
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Mathew 6:25).
Trying to change what is outside your control is a losing strategy for your peace of mind. And there are several things that are outside your control; chief among which is what would happen tomorrow. Here’s what the bible has to say about trying to control tomorrow: – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”.
There are however many things that are within your control. You can control how you spend your time today. You can control your thoughts. You can control the words of your mouth. You can control what you feed your mind with. You can control how you treat others. You can control the choices you make. You can choose to stay on the straight and narrow path or follow the foolishness of the crowd. 
Ephesians 5: 3-5 & 15-17 gives a good summary of some of the things you can control today. “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God”. “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God”.
Instead of worrying about tomorrow, take charge of the above today. Guess what? These seemingly little things that are within your control are the determinants of the big outcomes of your life. 

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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