The end of summer is rapidly approaching, and it doesn’t feel like I accomplished all the things that I had planned. Looking at the plans I had written down, I felt as if I wasted my summer away. Sometimes it feels as if time is moving too fast, and the only way to keep up with it is to plan one step ahead. But is it worth it to worry about everything that will happen in the future?
A big obstacle I have also been facing is worrying too much about the future. Every night I plan out the next day- writing down each activity hour by hour. Though, not everything goes the way you plan it.
"Come now, you who say, " Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit" - you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears breifly and then disappears" (James 4:13-14)
At times I find myself saying,” I’ll clean my room tomorrow,” or “I’ll read the bible soon.” These plans I make usually do not turn out the way I expect. This concept is similar to the phrase, “Live life to the fullest.” But this phrase is usually associated with partying, drinking, and going out. Instead, we should live life to the fullest in accordance to God.
Instead you should say,” If the Lord wills it, we shall live to do this or that.” (James 4:15)
This verse expresses the mindset that we should have. You have no idea what will happen in the future. God has a special plan for everyone. I find myself worrying about every miniscule detail about my life. “Put faith in the Lord.” That is what I tell myself now. There is no need to worry because God has a plan perfect for me. I trust that God will lead me to victory.
So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin. (James 4:17)
"Carpe diem" -seize the day- is a popular latin term used today. Be the best person you can be each and everyday. Time waits for no one. As the bible states, a sin is not only doing something wrong, but it is also doing what is not right. we always find loopholes in everything we do. We try not to break rules with the intention to drastically bend them.
From now on, no more worrying about the future and no more loopholes. Even though these two concepts are completely unrelated, they are linked in some way. All in all, if we live for God and trust in his ways, we will not be abandoned.