Thursday, March 15, 2012

Can't Enjoy Today Syndrome

It's so beautiful out.  The temps are record breaking warm here in Chicagoland.

I was on a walk yesterday with my son and a lady said to me, "enjoying the summer before the winter comes back?"
Another person said, "it's nice but the mild winter means we're going to have a horrible mosquitoes this year."  I've since relayed that lovely message to everyone else.  Gross.

"Chicago.  Winter and Summer."

"I have to DRAG the kids summer bins out of the attic in March?" (me).

"This weather is going to make us all sick!" (Chicago Tribune).

"The flowers will be ruined!  The crops are going to suffer!  We're all going to DIIIIIIIIE!"
Ok, a little dramatic there.  But you get my gist. 

I'm guilty of it too.  This syndrome reminds me of how I sometimes live my life.  I can't enjoy the day the Lord has given today without thinking of what "COULD" be looming tomorrow.

We need to make plans and do the best we can and have discernment and foresight, but there's only so much we can do before we say, "God, I've done all I can do.  I leave it in your hands."  It's easier than it sounds.

As for today...

Choose to prosper in it.
Deuteronomy 30:15-16   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

Choose to see God's providence in it.
 Matthew 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.

Choose to be unafraid.
Exodus 14:13 …”Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today…"  
Verse 14 is one of my favorites:  "The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still."

Seek Him.
 Hebrews 3:7-8  So, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion…    

Don't worry about nor boast in tomorrow.
Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
 Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Would love for you to share something about today that you're excited about, thankful for, etc!

 Psalm 118:24.

Even if there are mosquitoes.  Or in my case, carpenter ants ;)


  1. I've just had a chance to check out your piece of blogland. I am loving it! I enjoyed this post because it is familiar...haha...always thinking about the next thing when I need to pray without ceasing to be REMINDED to REST in HIM! And on a funny note, I was born and raised in Ohio so that weather is like Chicago in the sense that today it could be 70 but in 2 days it could be cold again! Ha! You know I remember having a pretty Easter dress every year growing up but having to wear my winter coat over it and being so mad about it! Haha! Here's to being able to wear the Easter dresses sans the winter coats!!

  2. I have Matthew 6:34 on my desk at work. I just love that verse. I came by to say thank you for linking up to this weeks meet and tweet!


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