If you were to die tomorrow, would you be proud of what you did today?
A morbid thought, you say? Perhaps. Yet I feel it’s very appropriate to ponder.
I always winced when I heard friends talking in college about how they were going on to get their business degree, then work in investment banking for a few years, then go back and get their law degree, then go to DC to a big firm and then to NYC. And THEN, by the age of 35, they would have achieved where they hoped to be in their careers.
My only thought was, “What happens if you don’t make it to 35?”
I’m not saying it’s not important to work hard or have a plan, but if you don’t enjoy the journey, you may never arrive at your destination.
I know, I know…easier said than done, especially from a girl who spent her whole life seeking approval for what she did. However, once I came to know Christ, I clung on to Matthew 6:34:
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
So simple, yet so profound. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. All we can do is live our lives in a way today that will prepare us for tomorrow, but should ultimately make us proud of who we are today.
This morning I read another verse that confirmed this:
“Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.” (Proverbs 27:1)
Are you living for tomorrow, or are you living in today?