It's sometimes easy to worry about my future. Most days I wake up, and my mind begins to race - spinning ridiculous scenarios, imagining negative consequences, and entertaining the possibility of failure. I'll worry about money - where it will come from, how to make more, etc. I'll worry about my living situation - how I'll pay rent next month. In a matter of moments, I'll be imagining myself homeless on the streets! If I don't stop immediately and pray, I run the risk of letting my mind run rampant. For me, an alcoholic, that simply cannot happen. So I pray.
My life today is a gift from God - I must never forget that. I rely on Him every day for the strength to carry on. I depend on Him completely, for I vividly remember where self-reliance got me. Depending on God means trusting that He will provide exactly what I need today. Nothing more, nothing less. Tomorrow doesn't matter - if I'm truly living in faith and trusting God, I will always have enough for today.
Next time you're worried about money (or anything else), consider this:
If someone gave you $1,000,000 today, would you need God? If your life was perfect, would you need to ask for His help? Live in this moment and trust that God will provide - the fact that you're alive means He already has!