Friday, September 3, 2010

One Day at a Time

I was recently given some really good advice – “Don’t get ahead of yourself – take life one day at a time.”

The context of the conversation consisted of me talking about wanting to walk for at least 30 minutes every day and how overwhelming it is adding it to my already busy schedule.

I decided to change my mindset. Instead of thinking about all the things I needed to do for the rest of my life, I invest in the present.

This week, rather than rushing through my ‘To Do’ list, I spent an afternoon getting to know my cousin who is a freshman at Tech.

Instead of thinking to myself at night, ‘I’m going to make my bed every single day.’ I wake up in the morning and make my bed for that day.

During a long break between classes I made the decision to spend time with God and walk for 30 minutes and it’s a decision I make when I wake up each morning.

How do you get to be 100 years old? You live each day, one day at a time. And how do you get to be a kind-hearted, loving person on that birthday? You start living that way today, and continue, one day at a time.

In reading the book Beautiful in God’s Eyes it says, “That truth is behind Moses’ plea for God to “teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). You see, as we try to live our life today as God wants us to live it, and as we cultivate the character qualities He says are beautiful, then we will be beautiful and wise today – and, in God’s hands, the tomorrows will take care of themselves.”

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:33 & 34.

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Happy Trails & God Bless!

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