February 12, 2018 – Monday
James 4:14-15 [NIV] 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.”
Jeremiah 29:11 [NIV] “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Often, when rushing through the day, I get wound up about some insignificant “thing.” That “thing” may be a circumstance. It could be a project due at work, a meeting I am stressing over, a boss, or simply a personal interaction with someone who is tough to get along with. I forget about the purpose of my being here. I forget that God controls my destiny.
Yes, God controls what the future holds, and He is planning a good one for you and me! However, when your day starts to become stressful, knowing God knows your future is a comforting thought. No matter what kind of work you do, confess that God controls your today and tomorrow. Your most important task is to love our Lord and do His will in all that you do each and every day. Nothing else matters. It is as simple as that.
At work, turn your heart to God. Surrender to Him. Recognize His control over your everything. Stop worrying because He will guide your every move. He wants to help you deal with every aspect of your life, even the little stuff, if you only let Him.
So, the next time that “thing” comes at you, remember God cares for you. See how much better your workday goes when you recognize God controls your destiny.
Lord, Thank You for Your control and Your plans for me. When I call on Your name, You are there to help and guide me. Thank You so much for Your Son, Jesus! In His name, I pray. Amen.
Gilbert O. Craven, M.A.
Civil Engineering Technician
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic (NAVFALANT)
U.S. Department of Defense
Norfolk, Virginia USA