Have you heard that acronym before? ODAAT: One Day At A Time.
ODAAT is a phrase commonly used in the recovery community. It means to not look at the recovery journey as a life-long denial, (of said addictive substance or behavior) but rather to focus on living in freedom just one day at a time.
I think as Christ followers we should adopt this ideology as well!
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Freedom from anxiety is letting go of the need for certainty. When we worry about tomorrow, we don’t lessen the fear of the future, we rob today of its joy! Tomorrow is already covered by God’s sovereignty, not ours!
When we are able to take life’s challenges one day at a time, we can:
1. Remember, Jesus overcame even death. Whatever seems worse to us now is, in fact, surmounted by Jesus eternally. Even death is no match for our Savior!
2. Know that God is with us in the midst of pain. While we wait for a problem to resolve itself tomorrow, Christ demonstrates His comfort now. We are reminded to make Jesus the object of our longing today.