Matthew 6:25 -34 (NLT)
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Jesus gives these words to His disciples. In them He points out the things in this life that are disheartening, disquieting, distracting and distrustful. Jesus wants the disciples to think about where their treasure and their hearts lie. Is it here with the earth or is it with the heavenly realm of God.
Those who have taken time management courses learn some key principles to managing time more effectively. Some of those principles are: lay out a solid plan for your life; focus on each day and what needs to be accomplished; don’t be discouraged, but look for the positives in your accomplishments. God already has that kind of plan for us. He wants us to have a solid, Christ like life focusing on the eternity of heaven, but living here in the moment on earth. Jesus tells us not to worry about others days yet to come, but focus on today and what God will provide. For instance the Israelites had to gather manna each day to eat while they were in the wilderness. Every day there was enough and every day their need was met. So we must live today doing what we need to do, putting aside the fears of the future. And we must always remember God will take care of us if our hearts are with Him. For our treasure and our hope is in the eternity of life with Christ in heaven.