According to the scriptures, there is a day that comes to light that must garner our attention with great priority. When this day comes, it gives an automatic promise of fulfilling the potential lodged in the heart of a man or woman. This day is one that is promised to every person who takes a breath on the earth. In fact, it is of necessity that you do something about this day whenever, wherever and every time it comes. That day is TODAY.
At the same time that we’re to be hopefully aware of the promise of the future, we must also be responsibly aware of the right now, present hour impact our thoughts, words, actions and decisions will have on today. In this way, we inwardly can understand the vital link between what we do in our lives today and what we see, experience and have in the future.
Passages in Hebrews 3 and 4 all make mention of “today.” Hebrews 3:13 says, "But exhort one another daily while it is called“Today…” Hebrews 3:15 says, "While it is said, “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." Hebrews 4:7 says, "Again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said: 'Today, if you will Hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.'"
The “today” being referred to was the day of an opportunity to enter a place, a land promised to the nation of Israel—the descendants of Abraham. They were promised entrance into a place of rest but they refused that entry by not acting on what God said. They willingly resisted and rejected what God said. As a result, the first generation that was supposed to enter the land died outside their promised potential and never experienced the fulfillment in the earth prepared for them in heaven.
God is speaking to you day by day. Each sunrise signals a day of opportunity to enter a place promised to you by God. Hear His voice for TODAY and act on what you must for TODAY. Don’t worry about tomorrow or the future. Plan and prepare for it, but don’t worry about it.
Jesus said as much in Matthew 6:31. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” In other words, you don’t need to try and carry tomorrow’s responsibilities before they get here. There are plenty of responsibilities to carry out and do today.
So what are you doing TODAY that’s carrying you into your promise? That’s all you need to be focused on. If you have had a fear or worry about what the future holds, I know this to be true: If you think, speak, act and decide responsibly with faith, integrity and excellence today, your tomorrow will look, feel and be a whole lot better. But you have to do it each day the calendar flips to TODAY.