Mañana, demain, 내일, αύριο, غدا, amanhã, מָחָר, 明天, domani, завтра, kesho, morgen, huomenna … In English the word is “tomorrow.”

Tomorrow is one of our favorite days. It's a very special day. It's when we plan to do most things. It's the day we spend lots of time thinking and worrying about. Tomorrow gets more attention than any other day of our week, month, year and life.

Tomorrow is basically a myth. It never actually comes. When it shows up, it's no longer tomorrow, it's today!

Enough with the semantics, and on to the point. While every language has a word to describe future days, the only day we ever really live is today. What we do with our “today” is what sets us up and prepares us for what will be “tomorrow.”

Jesus said it this way:

So don't be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time. — Matthew 6:34 (Living Bible)

 

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. — Matthew 6:34 (The Message)

Here are some personal questions about today and tomorrow that are worth answering:

  • What should you be doing today that you're postponing until tomorrow?
  • What bad attitudes or habits are you tolerating today that may ruin your tomorrows?
  • What disciplines should you embrace today that will increase the possibility of tomorrow's success?
  • What potential problems of tomorrow are you wasting time worrying about today?
  • What things will you do today to shape the tomorrow you desire?

Remember, your best day is not tomorrow, it's today!

Dale O'Shields

 

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