An Uncluttered Life | Passage from Jesus Calling
“Stop trying to work things out before their times have come. Accept the limitations of living one day at a time. When something comes to your attention, ask Me whether or not it is part of today’s agenda. If it isn’t, release it into My care and go on with today’s duties. When you follow this practice, there will be beautiful simplicity about your life; a time for everything, and everything in its time.
A life lived close to Me is not complicated or cluttered. When your focus is on My presence, many things that once troubled you lose their power over you. Though the world around you is messy and confusing, remember that I have overcome the world. I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.”
Any obsessive planners out there? If I could truly learn to live one day at a time, all the uncertainty of life would not continually shake my peace. Yesterday, God threw a wrench in what Michael and I thought He wanted for our future. Do I trust Him? Absolutely. I will write about how I trust God’s plans are better than my plans ALL DAY LONG. I could name 6 verses by memory that state that truth. But my heart clings to anxiety, wrapping it’s tiny little hands around fear. What am I holding onto? My plans for the future & how I want my life to play out. But as we learned yesterday, all this clinging does is bring a fistful of ashes.
I know the future is uncertain for many of you. If we hold tightly to anything, let it be the peace that stands even when we do not know what tomorrow brings. I pray your peace today comes from an uncluttered life at the Cross.
Is it hard for you to live one day at a time? How are trying to “work things out” in your life?
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