It will not last long. Tomorrow is gone and yesterday is completely out of your reach. So, what about today?Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matt. 6:34). Take a few meaningful steps today. 

Share your heart with God. Get a little more personal with Him than you have lately.

Then, share your heart and life with the people around you. Call somebody today that you have been a little at odds with lately. A simple call. What is the worst that can happen? What is the best? Quit being so insecure and afraid oh child of God. 

Take some extra time with the unkept person that you usually would not even make eye contacxt with.

Quit judging and find small, practical ways to show kindness to the “kind” of people you might usually dismiss or ignore.

Treat the person behind the counter like a person that God loves as much as you (because He does).

Walk more slowly. You might finally encounter people.

As you talk to people today, simultaneously pray in your heart for the Lord to speak to you for that person. Maybe He will, maybe He won’t.

Do not spend money today to make yourself feel better. Feast on His word.

Put down your stack of 5 books and pick one. Read that one until you finish that book. Then move on. Focus.

Sit still and spend at least 5 minutes in silence where you invite the Holy Spirit to whisper.

Memorize a verse in the Bible that has been on your mind lately.

Forgive. The poison of bitterness is killing you, not them. That person is probably living their life not even aware that you are miserable.

Pick up the dream that you tossed aside awhile ago and see if God breathe it to life again. 

Walk by faith, not by sight.


Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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