|The rocky path to Lingira.|
There's a gazillion rocks on the path.
I live near Kyoya village on Lingira Island and to reach the next village to the southwest (and the island's largest village), I have to climb up a hill and follow a path scattered with rocks - pebbles, boulders and slabs of volcanic rock. It can be treacherous, depending on what shoes you are wearing (I don't recommend anything but flats) and whether or not rain has made the rocks slick.
The last few times as I have made the trek and carefully picked my way over, around, through and across the rocks, I have thought about my future.
I can never look beyond the next one or two steps that I need to take on the rocky path. It requires my full concentration not to slip and fall.
|Trekking to Lingira on Easter Sunday morning.|
If I make the mistake of looking too far ahead, I might trip over what is right in front of me. So, I think it is with life - if we focus too far ahead, like "What will happen next month?" or "What will transpire next year?" And, we put our attention too far ahead, we may "trip" on our present and possibly even miss what God has for us today, or even in this moment.
I am not against planning ahead, making goals, writing schedules, etc. But, I believe that ultimately it must all be put in the Sovereign God's very capable hands - our today and our tomorrows.
He's watching your steps, so focus on what He has put before you today and rejoice that He has your tomorrows taken care of.
"The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." - Psalm 37:23