One Day at a Time

29 01 2011

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:34

Putting into practice the message of Matthew 6:34 would bring so much peace to people today.

The following list shows the various things that make up an average person’s anxiety.  Anxious individuals focus on:

  1. Fifty percent of events that will never happen
  2. Twenty-five percent of occurrences in the past that cannot be changed
  3. Ten percent about unconfirmed criticism by others
  4. Ten percent about health (much of it apprehensive)
  5. Five percent about real problems that will be faced

One of the keys for living one day at a time is contentment, an effective antidote for worry.  Contentment is not an inheritable attitude but an acquired characteristic.

“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” – Philippians 4:12

In this day and age, in which we face so many problems, there is a need to develop a sense of contentment for what we presently have and not to worry about what might come tomorrow.

Bible Study Guide, January 06, 2011

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