In Proverbs 27:1 we are warned not to “boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The writer’s point is that we must not be be too certain of our control over our own destiny. Life is filled with uncertainty. We cannot look around the corner and know for sure what life has in store for us next. We can, and should, make plans for the future but we must always be aware that our plans are “subject to change without notice”. Rather than seeing this uncertainty in life as always being a negative, we should see it as possibly God’s providence at work in our lives. We should look at these unexpected events in life as opportunities. Perhaps God is opening doors for us that we never even knew existed. While we can never be sure if these unexpected events in our lives are God working behind the scenes or not, it cannot hurt for us to always see them as opportunities; perhaps as opportunities to grow or to serve others or to be a good influence on someone else.

In Romans 8:28 the apostle Paul said, “And we know that all things work together to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” If we live a life of faithful service and put our trust in God we should never worry about “what a day may bring forth”.