Yesterday we talked about the insatiable desire most of us have to know every detail about what the future holds for our lives. Before you proceed with today’s reading, read the following quotes from Jesus in the New Testament:
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Mt. 6:33-34)
I am the way, the truth and the life. (Jn. 14:6)
While I can’t give you a detailed list of all the places you’ll go, people you’ll meet and problems you’ll encounter, here are five principles from these passages that may provide some peace of mind as you learn to trust and walk with Jesus.
God is the primary character in your life
Your life is about God, not you. Because He is Creator and we are His creation, we are dependent on Him, not vice versa.
God is your primary ally
Because of God’s unwavering character, we know that He is trustworthy. He always keeps His promises, He is never late and He is never low on resources.
God’s plan is your primary objective
Because God is trustworthy, you must center your life on following His plan. Follow God by obeying what He tells you through Scripture and prayer.
God is your primary source
As you obey God, He will meet your needs. He cares for all of His creation, especially you.
God is your primary navigator
Because God loves you and provides for you, you don’t need to worry about where you’re going. When Jesus called His disciples, He never gave them an itinerary. Likewise, as you follow Jesus, one day at a time, you will be right in the center of God’s will. He will lead you where He wants you and give you all you need.
Rather than stressing over what’s coming up in the days or weeks ahead, spend time in prayer, and ask God to help you recalibrate your life. Perhaps you could pray something like this:
Father, help me to simply obey You today, and fully trust You with tomorrow. Lead me to live a life that makes much of You and less of me.
When you finish your prayer, open your Bible to where you last left off in Scripture, and begin reading from there. This is where you’ll find your instructions for the day. If its the first time in a long time that you’ve actually opened your Bible, just start in the Gospel of John, and see where God takes you from there.
Daddy, what’s up there on top of that hill?
Don’t worry about it, buddy. You’ll see when we get there… you’re gonna love it!