It has been said that we do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking. The only place where we actually live is in the present moment.
'Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”' (Exodus 4:2)
I, Mike, am reminded that we have what we need for all that God has prepared for us for today.
When David was confronted with the prospect of going to face Goliath, he could not use the King's armour. He approached the Philistine with what he had - a staff, a sling and five smooth stones - not what somebody else had.
“As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug." (1 Kings 17:12) Elijah's response to this was to tell the widow of Zarephath not to worry, but to take what she had and prepare a meal for him. Often what is illogical to us is logical to God.
Coveting what is not ours can lead to our downfall, as was the case with Achan. (Joshua 7)
God asks us what is in our hand. It is all we need for the present. God has our future is His hands.
Mike and Daphne