Go about your business

Daniel 12:13

As for you, go your way till the end.  You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.  NIV

This is the very last verse in the book of Daniel.

Daniel has been shown the future, in fact, he has seen the end of the world as we know it.  Throughout chapter 12, he asks when the things that he has seen will come to pass.  He isn’t given an answer that he can understand, which must have been pretty frustrating.

Then, this verse, “And you?  Go about your business without fretting or worrying. Relax. When it’s all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward.” MSG

So, that’s it.  God has a plan and it will all play out in His perfect time.

I’m not to worry or to fret about what is to come … I should be aware of the things that He has planned, but, not live my life looking for them, or anticipating them, or, above all worrying about them.

Instead, I should go about my business, focusing my energies on the here and now … looking for ways to love God and to love others as He intended.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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