” Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” Proverbs 27:1
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matt 6:34
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that. James 4:14-15
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today– Thomas Jefferson
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes– Benjamin Franklin
Looking at tomorrow
I find it strange the way people say things like, “Live for tomorrow” and “For a better tomorrow.” Then there are phrases about “today” that are just as peculiar, “Live for the moment” and “Live in the moment.”
Why chase after something that seems well out of your reach, such as believing that the grass is greener on the other side? If that’s the case make it just as green or even greener on your side! I think the point in question here is perspective.
The truth about tomorrow
I learned a long time ago that there is no tomorrow. Not in the sense that there is nothing to hope for in the future but rather the day itself. Tomorrow never comes because every time you wake up (or choose to sleep after 12 midnight) it’s “today”. When the day is started the first thought that comes to mind will be the activities of today. The question often asked about the day is, “What day is it today?”
What then does this all mean?
Think about today. Why pay attention on having a tomorrow when you have today. We have all been blessed with the existence of today! Why? It’s simple: This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it Psalm 118:24.
The interesting thing is that Benny Hinn’s TV station is called, “This is your day.” What this means is that we ought to make the most of today because once it’s gone, that’s it, it’s gone.
NB: the next day is really nothing more than a new today.
The current today is not the same as the previous today, commonly known as yesterday.
They call today, the present
The future is really isn’t about tomorrow, it’s about today. It’s whatever that’s done today that will impact the new today in the future. Have you ever heard of the term seize the day? I love to say, “Yesterday doesn’t count. Tomorrow doesn’t exist. Today embraces both!” The idea would be to enjoy the day, today. Obviously no one has tomorrow in mind when they say, “Enjoy your day.” That will be like saying, “Enjoy your day tomorrow.” Even though people have wonderful plans for tomorrow, they will really be enjoying a new today. Otherwise they might ask, “What about today?” To me seizing the day means doing whatever I can both for someone else and myself to make the most of the day. Blessing someone with the gift of appreciation. Serving in a local church. Volunteering in out-reaches. Helping out with house chores. Praising and worshipping God everyday, not just Friday’s at youth and Sundays. Applying the 9 fruits of the spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23 in every part of your life, both in word and deed.
With all this in mind, I leave you with a statement and a question:
Tomorrow never dies because it never lives.
Why live for a better tomorrow, when you can live like there is no tomorrow!?
The posts that go together with this one are:
Outside my own little world: having a reason to help someone out
What is your dream, ambition, goal, aspiration?
The plan of action for your dream: writing it down!
7 reasons why it’s more blessed to give than to receive
6 things to do to encourage taking risks