Think about your future. Where do you think you’ll be in a few years? A few decades? What do you think you’ll be doing? When you were thinking about your future, did you start to worry about it? That’s easy to do, especially in a time like college. You’re pressured now more than ever to figure your future out as soon as you can. I had a professor tell the class on our first day this semester that if we don’t figure out what we’re going to do with our lives as soon as possible, we’re going to get behind others and never find a job, and then basically be failures. People ran out of the classroom crying.With people like professors pressuring us, our minds can easily stay preoccupied with thoughts and worries about the future. God doesn’t want us to live like this, however. He wants us to live more like the birds and the flowers. Why birds and flowers, you may ask? In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus talks about the birds of the air and the flowers in the fields, and how they don’t worry about their futures. God provides for them in every way, and they thrive. Jesus points out that if God provides for things as small as flowers, don’t you think He’s going to provide for us too? Matthew 6:34 ends with “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Focus on tomorrow when you get there. For now, try to focus on how you can live your life to the fullest today to prepare for your fullest tomorrow. Trust that God will take care of your future, and give your worries about it to Him. He has a plan for you, and He’s not going to let you down.
God, help me to live more like the birds and the flowers. When I find myself worrying about what my future holds, allow me to give those worries to you and trust that you have a plan for me. Thank you for the opportunities you’ve given me today and all the todays in my future. Amen