Devotional – Live for today

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So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

The life of the freelancer is one of feast and famine. It can produce an untold amount of stress.

The significant difference between freelancing and being on staff is as a freelancer; you are all too aware that you are working from project to project. As a staff, you are just as prone to losing your job as a freelancer. It is just that you think you are more secure, but you are not.

Just because you want to do something as a career doesn’t mean you are cut out to do it. I see many people who think the grass is greener on the other side. They believe that being in a creative field, you spend most of your time creating something.

You may be that person who is struggling right now. Take a deep breath. Pray, ask for God’s wisdom, and be willing to do what he wants. I can guarantee you he wants the best for you just like these parents do for their children.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6

I am so reminded of how dependent we are in this world on others. The children rely on their parents in these photos to meet their basic needs.

It is my faith that sustains me each day. I know God cares as much for me as these mothers do for their children.

These children are being taken care of because they are resting in the hands of their parents. Do you relax in the hands of your heavenly father?

Also, take the time to lift others around you. Maybe God wants to use you as his voice today to help someone else. Remember, it isn’t all about you.

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The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22–23

I can imagine that just like this mother enjoys watching her sleeping child, our father in heaven does the same with us. He takes delight in protecting us, especially when we obey him.

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

1 Chronicles 28:9

Sometimes we need a reminder that we have a father who cares for us daily. As a freelancer living in today is much better than worrying about tomorrow.