Monday, 10 July 2017

Today's Reading: On the present moment, and our plans for the future


Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. 
Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as to the Lord.” 
It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. 
The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received.

I remember being taught (many years ago) to set personal short, medium & long term plans, and keep checking progress, to stay on target. A waste of time, & poor idea.
I love life, and by the Grace of God accept & am grateful for whatever comes my way. 

Take your plans easy, don't overstress yourself. 
Try to discern God's will, base your plans around that. 
Commit your plans to the Lord. Pray they are His will: if they are you will succeed! 
Always be flexible!

Compiled in Words to Live By