Everyone’s favourite job haha!!
Recently I’ve been doing some sorting of records, teaching notes, lesson plans, books, etc … It is taking quite some time to go through records of years and years, most of which is not really relevant, now, but some is!
Some of these files brought back very happy memories… some very funny, some very testing times and situations, and memories of God’s faithfulness and Grace!
Isn’t it amazing how things that were vital at one point in your life are not so years later, and I suppose things that we have no idea about their importance now, will become so later.
It made me realise the transient nature of our lives and the importance of the words of Jesus when He said, “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. “Matthew 6:33-34 (Msg)
I worried and was troubled over some of the things in the past … and I remembered both the stress and anxiety they caused me as I filed through those papers! But I also vividly remembered the way God gave me answers, help, wisdom and peace through some of those stressful times … And now those things are long past … many people won’t remember them, but I do, and I’m grateful for the lessons I learned about looking to God and trusting in His ways! I’m also grateful for the many more files I still have to plough through over the next few days, haha!
So I will … “Give my entire attention to what God is doing right now, and I choose not to get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help me deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
How about you? 🙂