Faith, Inspirational, Trusting God

But It’s Okay Right Now…

During the evening of the worse tornado event in the history of Alabama, my daughter and I were in our living room on the lookout for the storm. The mood in the room was pretty tense with the news channel in the background, windows cleared for view of what was to come, sirens blaring, the bathroom cleared out for us to take shelter when prompted, and friends over that were taking precautions as well.

My daughter has an extreme affinity for bubbles. So she asked, “Mommy can I go outside and blow my bubbles.” Being the Mom and alert of what was about to take place in the atmosphere, I kindly replied, “No Dear, the weather is getting bad. A tornado is coming.” In her most innocent and serious voice, she replied, “But it’s okay right now, Mom.” Those of you that know my daughter are not shocked by this quick, rationalized response from a three-year old, but I saw past her statement. “But it’s okay RIGHT now.” Immediately God shared with me that we spend so much time preparing for the worst and worrying about tomorrow that we forget to recognize, “It’s okay right now.”  Thinking of my personal and spiritual life, I wondered how many times and how much energy have I wasted worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet. God tells us a few things in His word about missing out on today due to worrying about tomorrow:

  • Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.” (AKJV) Don’t spend your time being restless and anxious about your future…think about the moment. “It’s okay right now.”

 

  • Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (NIV) I am known for welcoming Thursday’s stress on the Monday prior instead of allowing God to handle my storms.

 

  • Matthew 6: 25a “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…” (NIV) Jesus shares not to worry about the most important thing such as your life to the least important, your clothes. He’s got it covered. You just focus on today.“It’s okay right now.”

 

  • Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you.” (NLT) When we keep our minds on God, we strengthen our faith in trusting He will handle the things to come.

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for being a shield of protection when I can’t see what’s in front of me. Thank You for taking care of the beginning and the end of all of my concerns. Lord, help me to stop and see Your blessings in this day and not to waste my time on things I cannot handle, predict, or fix ahead of time. Teach me to stop and smell the roses. Time is a gift that can’t be relived, so thank You Lord for granting me with a new opportunity each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Sister, today I EMPOWER you to stop worrying about things you don’t think will go right or your issues about tomorrow. Stop for a moment to smell the roses and realize “It’s okay right now.”  I may not have money for my bill on Friday, but “I’m okay right now.” I may not have the spouse I want, but “I’m okay right now.” I don’t have the “things” that I think I want, but Lord in this moment I recognize my blessings and “I’m okay right now.” Don’t get caught up in worrying about the next step and forget about this moment’s blessings. God reminds us that “All things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) With this in mind, focus on the moment…“It’s okay right now.”

Dedicated to my daughter who always reminds me to stop and smell the roses. “From lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.” (Psalms 8:2)NIV

As a professional, Mrs. Khalilah Burton is College Biology Instructor. She is also currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Ed and Community College Leadership. Khalilah is passionate about her faith journey and uses this key scripture as her inspiration: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6.  She teaches Young Adult Bible Study and Sunday School and also serves as a guest speaker and panelist for various events for women and Christian empowerment.  Khalilah resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her wonderful husband Donald Burton, Jr. and their energetic three-year old daughter where they attend St. Luke Christian Church.

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17 thoughts on “But It’s Okay Right Now…”

  1. Thank GOD for speaking to you through my beautiful and charasmatic Goddaughter! As I read the words, I could see and hear her telling you, “But it’s okay now, Mom.” “And from the mouth of babes…” Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog.

  2. Khaliah its so weird I was thinking this same thing just last night. Sunday I thought about how I didnt have any money. I had no clue of how I was getting to work or how my daughter was getting to school this week. I told myself not to worry & God would take care of it. He did just that all because I had Faith in Him. Thank you for that Kahliah

    1. You did right!!! Encourage yourself in the Lord girl, he won’t let you down. I find that even if it doesn’t pan out like I want it to, it happens as it “needs” to. God is going to bless you with that type of attitude you have.

  3. Thanks Khalilah. Your message made me open up my eyes to realize that right now things are okay in my life. I worry so much about everything. Now that I’ve read this I am going to try from right now to not worry about tomorrow.

    1. It’s so EASY to worry about tomorrow, and then get consumed. I have to read this to myself often to remember, “God’s got it.” Thank you for reading. God bless you Amber!! I enjoy your feedback daily, so pure and honest.

  4. Kay, this post is right on time for me! I need to do something that I know I NEED to do, but Ive been so hesistant. Im so caught up in worrying about all the negative things that COULD happen as a result of my decision. What if people say bad things about me? What if relationships are forever scarred? What if this, what if that? Ive spent so much time worrying about stuff that will probably never manifest…and even if it does (just as the storms really came) He is STILL God and He is STILL in control….

    Thanks for sharing…this has blessed me and EMPOWERED me to do what I have to do!

    God bless you!

    1. Yes, you and your name sake have a special definition to your name, which is why I was attracted to it when we named her. “Follower of Christ.” I knew that as parents, we aren’t perfect, but if she can at least follow God she will end up pretty good!! You are confirmation of that!

  5. As I’ve stated before thank you for allowing God to use you to bless so many others! Love you Mrs.Burton, lil Tootie too!!!

  6. First of all I am going to go have a baby because these kids do say the darndest things..I need that little cup of wisdom 😀

    Kay this is soooo right on time for me. Actually if I read this everyday it will be on time. As much as I try not to, I am constantly wondering what will happen next …if I do this or do that…if I don’t do this or that. If I can learn to be resolved for this day only, it would take away so much stress. Thank you Lord for using the baby to speak wisdom. He definitely has it under control and always shows up just when I need him.

    1. THERE IS NO TELLING WHAT YOUR CHILD MIGHT SAY!!!!!! You are so smart, I would just beg you to record them and mail it to me, lol.

      This word blessed me as well. All day I have been trying to remember this. God is a promise keeper, but it is SO HARD to remember that minute by minute.

  7. Whee “But it’s okay Right Now” I wish this site had a like button…i would hit it like a million times. To be a child again and have no fear of our surroundings nor the situations on every corner. In our adult life if we could only trust in the Lord with every breath we have in us and stop being afraid of the Un-known life would be so much easier. Thanks Kay to u and the little Diva! GOD is good…

    1. Watching my lil Diva gives me chills sometimes. I pray for her constantly because her life is so innocent and precious at this point. Her mouth speaks life……….now we gotta work on the “attitude” part, lol.

      God bless you Marquetta! You are such an awesome supporter!

    1. Chaunte, thanks for reading. God is so good that he knows when to expose us to an on time word. Have a great weekend!

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