Focus on Today

By: Steve Negley

Posted: May 27, 2017

Category: Daily Devotional

Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.

Proverbs 27:1

I fancy myself as a planner. On Monday I think a whole week ahead. I have ideas right now about a summer vacation and a fall trip. But do I get so caught up in tomorrow, that I don’t fully enjoy today?

The writer of Proverbs warned us not to boast about tomorrow, because we don’t know what a day will bring.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus advised us “not to worry about tomorrow.”

Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God[ and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:31-34

That last line might not be as comforting as we would like. (Today’s trouble is enough for today?) But, the advice is there again:

Don’t spend all your today focusing on tomorrow.
Enjoy the relationships that we are in today.
Enjoy today’s sunrise and sunset.
Enjoy today’s meals.
Enjoy the day, today.


Thank You God for giving me life today. Amen.