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    by Kasia Kedzia

The Queen of Hypotheticals
Date Posted: February 21, 2012

I have this crazy habit of running certain moments through possible scenarios in my head. At one point, my closest friend would ask, “Are we talking about an actual situation or is this one of your hypothetical ones?” I liked to think that it was me applying my professional skills to my personal life, running possible scenarios to determine the best possible outcome. However, at the core, my hypotheticals were and always will be attributed to worry. I had to admit it, I worry and want control. I want to know the outcome and I don’t like making mistakes. I fear that if I make mistakes it will effect the outcome. The problem with that is that life is messy, God is Sovereign and mistakes, well, they are the stuff that some of the best life lessons are made of.

Matthew 6:34 Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own.(see v25-34 for context)

Today is all I am given. What God has for me is already there. I cannot change it or ruin it. I get to walk in today and discover what he has for me. He has already set my days and filled them. It is up to me to steward what he has given me today.

Learning to live in the moment can be ridiculously hard, but once you get a taste of it, it can be so freeing and fun! I really noticed this when I was walking through a store in search of a certain item. I was so focused on finding it that I completely blurred out the people around me. If you were to ask me to describe the man or woman 10 yards in front of me I would not have been able to do so. I was so distracted that I missed the very opportunity God had placed before me to make a small impact on someone’s life. All it takes sometimes is a smile or a kind word. When my mind is on what will be in a few hours, days, or months I allow the tasks of the day/week to flood my mind, and I miss out on what’s most important.

I recently listened to an online sermon where the speaker made an excellent point. She referenced God giving the people manna in the desert. The interesting thing about that was that he gave them enough just for that day. God provided enough for each day. He does the same for us today. He provides the portion we can handle today because tomorrow his mercies will be new. This frees me up to allow those he places in my life to come into focus so that I can extend what has been given to me in such abundance.

Is 40:6-8 “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field.[…] Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

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Biography Information:
Gods brought me a long way from the New York City Housing Projects. I studied the Bible, repented, and was baptized for the forgiveness of my sins when I was 17 and have been repenting and striving towards heaven ever since. The hardest thing about becoming a Christian at 17 was trusting that God would take care of me, meet my emotional teen needs, and help me overcome my enormous insecurity...what else would a teen girl have trouble with?

Since those first days, I have made it out of the Projects, finished my Masters degree in International Development, and moved  to DC  to work in my field. As a young single Christian woman my struggles today are a little different than they were when I first came to know God, but who am I kidding, not much. It's the every day battle for my heart to be pure before God, to strive to please him, and help others to seek and know Him.

Over my years of a faithful walk with God I have received much grace and compassion and have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. Through out it all one thing has stayed consistent: God's word. Through His word I have been inspired and it has kept me faithful even when faith seemed like a foreign concept and God seemed deaf to my prayers. I started emailing my Quiet Times which helped me stay accountable as I shared my struggles and fought for understanding. Some wrote back and said they too were inspired and could relate. I hope some of my times can help inspire others who are seeking and fighting just like I am, to get to heaven and take as many as possible with me along the way.

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