“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. -Matthew 6:34 (ESV)
People beginning recovery from a substance addiction are often encouraged by fellow addicts to “keep in the day” and to stay clean for just 24 hours at a time. People that have been in such recovery programs for years will usually tell you that it took them a few years to really understand the concept– beyond just staying away from a drink or some drug for a day.
Obviously, we know as Christians that it is not just a good idea for addicts and alcoholics to look to the day [and not beyond] in living their lives– it’s good advice for anybody. When I look at the reality of the spiritual warfare I am faced with each and every day– and the call from Christ to be His follower and not just a fan, it is all I can do to try and live up to the task with the help of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, all my prayerful focus needs to be in today and not tomorrow. Besides, there is no tomorrow– it’s always today. At the stroke of midnight, a new today begins once more.