ONE DAY AT A TIME
READ: Ecclesiastics 3: 1-8
“This is the day that my Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 (NIV)
I recall as a young lad wishing days away as they often seemed to be barriers to some special event in the future. I would cross of the days on the calendar and count down the days before the projected “grand happening”. However, I consistently found that reality seldom equaled my expectations. When the special day arrived, there was a sense of let down, a feeling of disappointment! But yet I was prone to repeat the same scenario over again and each time feel the tinge of disillusionment when the special day did finally arrive.
As I matured, I have become increasingly aware that my days are numbered and are not to be wished or frittered away. I have discovered that which the Lord declared to Jeremiah was equally true for me, “for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm you and plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29: 11 (NIV)
Consequently, I am becoming more focused on today rather than the promises of tomorrow and I attempt to keep in mind that yesterday is gone and its events cannot be changed and tomorrow might never come for me; so today is all I really have. My daily petition has become, “Lord, let me be a blessing to someone today and guide me in using this day You have given me.” Amen