I wanted to share with you something I read this morning.
“Keep steady my steps according to your promise” Psalm 119:133
“A little clock which ha just been finished by the maker was put on a shelf in his wareroom between two older clock who were busy ticking away the noisy seconds.
‘Well,’ said one of the clocks to the newcomer, ‘So you’ve started on this task. I’m sorry for you. You’re ticking bravely now, but you’ll be tired enough before you get through thirty-three million ticks.’
‘Thirty-three million ticks!’ said the frightened clock. ‘Why, I never could do that!’ And it stood still instantly with despair.’
‘Why, you silly thing.’ said the other clock at this moment. ‘Why do you listen to such words? It’s nothing of the kind. You’ve only got to make one tick this moment. There, now, isn’t that easy? And now another, and that is just as easy,’ and so right along.’
‘Oh, if that’s all,’ cried the new clock, ‘that’s easily done, so here I go.’ And it started bravely on again, making a tick a moment and not counting the months and millions. But at the year’s end, it had made 33,000,000 vibrations without knowing it.
Oh, if Christians would only live by the moment, not by the year! ‘Day by day’ is the limit of the Lord’s prayer. . . . And ‘as they days, so shall thy strength be’ is the promise which four thousand years have not exhausted.” – Taken from Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles E Cowman
I know our trials and the daily difficulties we face aren’t always as easy to walk through as a clock taking one tick at a time. But I do hope you will see the importance of taking whatever you are going through one day at a time. To not look too far into the future where the what if’s can lead you to doubt and fear which can lead to immobility. My motto in life since the day I was diagnosed with cancer has always been to take each day, hour or minute in baby steps.
God knows what your future holds and He will take care of it. We only need to trust in Him and walk through our day one tick at a time.