7/31/2017

Grace In Disney World- The Waiting

21 DAYS UNTIL I MOVE TO DISNEY WORLD!!!

In case you didn't know, I will be a part of the Disney College Program this fall, and I couldn't be more excited! I posted the announcement a while ago, but much has happened since then. Also, nothing has happened since then.

Mostly, I've been waiting.

Wondering and wondering and wondering and wondering when will my life begin

Maybe you're waiting, too. Perhaps for you college starts in the fall. Maybe you're waiting for a new job or a move or simply a new school year. Maybe you, too, are counting down the days instead of making today count.

If so, I have some words of encouragement for you, but it is really just one word:

Today. 

Let's learn the art of today.

The art of one day at a time kind of grace.

The art of diligence in today without worry about tomorrow.

"Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34)

Jesus knew that we could only handle one day at a time. He knew that our hands are small and our capacity to do life even smaller. Although He is unlimited and does everything at once, He created us to do one thing at a time, one day at a time.

Today. 




For a planner, though, today can be hard, especially if tomorrow is uncertain. For a girl who likes to know everything, today isn't always enough. I want to know tomorrow, too. And sometimes living in today is hard simply because tomorrow looks so much more exciting.

Today is hard, small, and scary. Living fully in today might be life's hardest challenge, a challenge we can't fulfill on our own.

That's the point. We can't live today alone. We can't live today confident in our own ability to handle and plan things. We also can't live today in hopes of tomorrow.

This is where Jesus comes in to save the day, to save today. 

You see, Jesus calls us to live today with Him. He calls us daily to lean into Him as our anchor and hope, as our helper and friend. We can trust in His unchanging grace for all of our tomorrows as we diligently and joyfully live out all of our todays with Him.

Maybe that's why Jesus instructed us to ask God to give us our daily bread. Maybe that's why God only allowed the Israelites to take one day's worth of manna at a time. This way we keep coming back to Him each morning with new need. This way we receive great joy in His provision each and every today.




The beautiful thing about today is that Jesus is here. The God who created time steps into time with us to do today. And He loves us today. He wants to talk to us today. He is providing for us and holding us today. He has a mission and purpose for us today, even if today is hard, boring, or uncertain.

How will we live today? Even in the waiting, even in the uncertainty and troubles that tomorrow may bring, we are given a precious gift in today. Let's celebrate and work in it.



Are you in a period of waiting or moving? How have your learned to live in today? Are you excited for the many other Grace in Disney World posts coming in the near future?

Princess Hannah

6 comments:

  1. This is great <3 Really excited for you!

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, such truth. It's so easy to look past today! Thanks for the reminder. xx

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  3. It's so easy amidst all the crazy to forget about today and only look towards the future. Lately, I've been trying to hang on to every today, and savor it. Every season is different, but it's beautiful in its own way, y'know? Even the seasons of waiting.

    So excited for you and all of your upcoming adventures. <3

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