One thing we can control

[notice]A fortnightly devotional based on everyday experiences.[/notice]

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 (MSG)

I’VE BEEN GIVEN ONE MONTH to launch a brand new television channel.

In 31 days it has to be on air.

I’m leading the team and my to-do list is long and detailed.

There is so much to do that I switch between tasks constantly.

One moment I’m choosing channel logos, the next I’m hiring a new producer and a few minutes later I’m writing a treatment for a new show.

When I sit back and look at the big picture, and see how much still needs to be done, I become overwhelmed.

I see this task as impossible.

But when I focus on the next thing to be done I begin to think this channel will get on air if I just tick one task off at time.

And through it all I’m beginning to understand why Jesus spoke these words in Matthew 6:34, why he told us to give our entire attention to what God is doing right now, and not stress about what happens tomorrow.

There is so much in our lives that we can’t control.

One thing we can control is what we focus on and what we give our attention to.

We can give our focus to fear and anxiety or feelings of inadequacy or we can allow ourselves to give our attention to what God is doing right now.

And right now God is helping you and I to deal with the all the hard things that come up.

Right now, God is teaching us to focus on how he is helping us through life.

He is reminding us that our fears for tomorrow, and worries a month from now, are not where our attention should be.

Our eyes should be on God, and when they are, we’ll make it through whatever hard thing comes, because he’ll be holding us.

What are you worked up about at the moment? Take a minute to pray and ask God to show you how he is helping you through these hard times.


  1. Brilliant in clarity and simplicity !! :-))
    Thank you for this reminder.
    Blessings !

  2. I pause to pray you will cope in Jesus’ power and wisdom, and that the new TV channel will fulfill His purpose for many lives.