Yesterday is gone with all its mistakes, challenges, joyful moments and disappointments. We only have today. We don’t have tomorrow because none of us know if we will be here. So we need to engage the present moment with passion and energy. Jesus said; ‘I have come that you may have life and life in abundance.” I am convinced that God wants us to live our lives to the full and experience this abundance He speaks of. So how do we ensure that we engage this day and live life with zest?
1. Learn from your mistakes – Someone said; “If you fall down ten times, get up ten times, just make sure you keep falling towards the goal.” I love that kind of perspective on life. All of us know what failure looks like, some of us more than others. We need to learn from our failures and move on from them. Determine to let your failures become lessons that will guide you and give you wisdom for this day. Don't allow your failures to define you!
2. Live life with passion – Ensure that you live this day to the full. Make the most of every moment. Breathe deeply, enjoy each second and make the best of every opportunity that comes your way.
3. Don’t let your regrets shape your future – Move on from your regrets. Staying in one place and living with regrets is not helpful for your soul. If you want to prosper internally you need to move forward. Leave your regrets in your yesterday and live with a new vision for today.
4. Lean on the Everlasting Arms – It is wonderful to know that in the midst of difficult and trying times we can lean on our God. I am so thankful that God invites us to ‘cast our cares on Him because He cares for us.” He doesn’t want you to do anything in your own strength. When you feel you are at the end of you can throw yourself into the arms of God. He is there to catch you when you fall.
I trust your day will be lived with passion and energy. May you know and experience His peace and joy through every challenge and circumstance. And above all, may you experience the abundance of life He promises to us. Leave your regrets behind and live with the hope of this day.
I am and always will be,
Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,