Day-tight compartments

ImageI’ve been keeping journals for a long time. One day I was reading an entry that was ten years old. It struck me that I had been worried about the same things for a decade. Most of my concerns revolved around whether we would survive financially (I’ve been in business for myself since 1997). It was then that I saw God’s provision clearly and realized He had carried us all that time. I realized that my worry was an unnecessary weight that need not be carried any longer.

Dale Carnegie writes of a concept he called “day-tight compartments”. This is where you live in the day you’re in. No crying over spilt milk or crossing bridges in your mind that you haven’t come to yet. He quoted Carlyle, “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand”.

No one loves you more than God does. He supplies your every need according to His riches in glory. Worry is never a good idea and brings no glory to God. There will be many opportunities today to live by faith. Don’t waste a perfectly good day regretting the past or worrying about tomorrow. Live it up.

Matthew 6:31-34
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

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