Expect Obstacles And Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

by Stephanie Ravenscraft on January 21, 2011

in Blog

We all have things we want….the desires of our heart. Whether that be the daily schedule going smoothly, not yelling at the kids, getting a workout in or remembering to speak my husbands love language. Or on a bigger scale….losing weight, becoming a blogger or proving that you can be successful without a college degree.

We all have that list of wants and it is inevitable that we will hit obstacles along the way. It is how we deal with those obstacles that will determine our outcome.

I am finding that expecting obstacles is a great way to deal with them. Now I don’t walk around with a “waiting for the shoe to drop” mentality. But I do expect that things are going to pop up sometimes. Snow days, birthday cake, writers block, anything that distracts me from my goal.

This post for example, I was getting so caught up in saying something important that I was overlooking just being honest. I don’t have all the answers and I don’t need to.

So here is what I am learning on this journey that is my life. I have a plan or I’m making a plan to reach my goals. I am breaking my goals down into step by step actions to get me to completion. I expect successes and failures along the way, thankful for the failures that will teach me and grow my character.

And above all else, I know that His mercies are new every morning. My Lord has created a fresh start for me each day. Every morning I can put my feet on the floor knowing that I am starting new.

I find it so exciting and thrilling that it’s completely acceptable to end the day recording my successes and failures, knowing that tomorrow is a new day. A clean slate. Not letting myself get caught up in the “what ifs” of tomorrow. Scripture tells me “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).

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