“How you doing?”
“Ahhhhh you know… same ol’ same ol’”. Now we’ve seen, heard, or been in this transaction many times in life, but isn’t it funny that this comes from a place deeper than what it implies?
A person will feel any spectrum of ways within any given moment of time. The events of our lives are so timely, chaotic, or so exact to our joy or pain that we can easily go through any swing of mood depending on what has occurred… or who did what to make us act or feel a certain way. In Matthew 6:25 he said “…take no thought for your life”, and later on within that same chapter he says “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”.
Jesus knew about how we’d feel about our days.
In our living of everyday life, we are so caught up with worrisome thoughts that in its initial cause was a just concern… but it grew into a terrible habit that produced disbelief in the promises of God. At times the weight of constant thoughts grow into feelings that we don’t really WANT to feel, but they are there, and they must be put into perspective.
Here’s one for you… “Forgetting those things which are behind, reaching forth unto those things which are before…” (Phil 3:13)
Along with “No one, having put his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62). Both these verses are to give you the proper perspective in living this life. You are not to continue to ruminate on mistakes, or develop fears in your mind for situations that have not come to pass. We are to take each day as it comes, focusing ahead to the will of God for our lives in Christ Jesus.
So if you have been having some “mas o menos” days, check this out…
THE SOLUTION: “For he that will love life, and see good days… let him seek peace and ensure it.” (1 Peter 3:10,11) Notice how it says daySSSSSS. Not “day” or moment, no, it says days. Your life doesn’t have to be the tears you poured out yesterday, and the pain you’re having today thinking about the troubles of tomorrow.
Jesus said in Matthew 6 that the sun shines and the rain falls on the just and unjust. But since you are the believer, you can have hope knowing that your Father is looking unto you, and is very intentional about when your sun shines, rain falls, wind blows, and when the doors to YOUR next season are going to OPEN UP WIDE!
Jesus lived a blameless life, died and awful death, to rise with all power in his hand so that you and I can be in relationship with the Father. He is stating that we must begin trusting in his care in order for us to be free and take advantage to the New Day that he’s wanted to give us all along.
So the next time someone asks you how you’re doing, answer out of the feeling this phrase gives you…
Today Is A New Day.