Life Is Too Short For…

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. 
– Matthew 6:34

One day when I was caught up in the tyranny of the urgent, my friend Bill McNabb sent me some thoughts entitled, “Things That Life Is Too Short For.” His thoughts forced me to take a look at my own life and reevaluate my priorities. Perhaps you need a dose of reality today:

Life is too short to nurse grudges or hurt feelings.
It’s too short to keep all your floors shiny.
It’s too short to let a day pass without hugging your loved ones.
It’s too short not to take a nap when you need one.
It’s too short to put off Bible study.
It’s too short to give importance to whether the towels match the bathroom.
It’s too short to miss the call to worship on a Sunday morning.
It’s too short to stay indoors on a crisp fall Saturday.
It’s too short to read all the junk email.
It’s too short not to call or write your parents (or children) regularly.
It’s too short to work at a job you hate.
It’s too short not to stop and talk to children.
It’s too short to forget to pray.
It’s too short to put off improving our relationships with people that we love.
Life is just too short. Way too short to settle for mediocrity!

1. What does Matthew 6:34 tell us not to do?

2. Matthew 6:34 also tells us today will have enough trouble of its own. What difficulties will you face today? Take a moment to pray and ask God to take control of your day and any difficulties you may face.

Philippians 4:6

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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