To Be Healthy, Focus on Today
“Give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 NIV).
Notice Matthew doesn’t say, “Give us today our weekly bread” or “Give us today our yearly bread.”
God wants you to trust him one day at a time. You don’t need to be concerned about tomorrow until tomorrow. You don’t need to be concerned about next week until next week.
This means you don’t have to stress about all the future steps necessary to get healthy. You just need to focus on what you need to do today. You can focus on succeeding at your health goals one day at a time. In other words, what will you eat today, and then focus on making it through the day. How will you exercise today, and then meet your goal for the day.
Jesus said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34 NLT).
Talk It Over
-- What aspects of getting healthy do you tend to worry about? Why do you think that is? How might this be related to trusting God?
-- Why do you think God wants you to take it one day at a time?
-- Make a list of all your concerns related to your health goals. Now trim the list down to only those things you need to deal with today. Talk to God about them.
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