This is the day that the Lord has made. Today, He’s given me this day. That’s pretty simple, isn’t it?
And yet I keep taking a peek at tomorrow, the next day, next week, next month. I’m not sure what I expect to see there considering there’s only One who knows the future. And here’s a spoiler for myself: it’s not me.
Whatever I’m worried about for my future, whether it goes this way or that, it’s not up to me. And I can’t change it because I don’t know what it’s going to be in the first place. Maybe, most likely, it’ll turn out completely differently from anything I’m imagining right now.
I’m not talking about schedules and things that need to be done. Sure, those things get written down on the calendar on future days. And goals may be there too.
But I’m talking about my heart. I’m talking about my imagination. Imagination can be a good thing. I tell stories that first filter through my imagination. My problem, my stumbling block, is when that same imagination tries to write my real life story apart from my Creator.
I’ve heard it said that we’re to write our own stories, be the masters of our own destinies, let nothing take us from our goals.
Frankly, I want the Creator of the heavens and earth, who knew me before I was born, who designed me for this place and time, to write my story (Acts 17:26).
And I want the One who sees everything, who understands how all the details fit together because He designed all the details, who sees all the potential pitfalls and mountaintops perfectly from every angle, I want Him to be the Master of my destiny.
My worries about tomorrow, imaginations, wonderings over things out of my control are swallowed up in Him.
My God is the writer of my story. My God is the Master of my destiny. My God is my goal.
And He says the way things work in this story. If I keep my eyes on Him, if I receive this day and every day just one at a time, I don’t worry about the future. I live in rest. I live in joy. I live in peace. I live in love.
That’s how His story works. So today, He’s given me this day. I will rejoice and be glad in it. And He will be the Master of my destiny.