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Today Is Your Best Day!

Today Is Your Best Day! That’s right, today, not yesterday and not tomorrow. Today, because today is what you’ve got. So many of us miss the blessing of the moment because we are either stuck in the past or worried about the future. Today is what you’ve got, so enjoy today as your best day.

Today Is Your Best Day, Because You Are Here! Right now in this very moment you exist and have opportunity to make this moment whatever you want it to be. If you want it to be happy, it will be happy. If you want it to be sad, it will be sad. This moment is your opportunity to follow the example of your Creator and “create” whatever it is that you desire.

Today Is Your Best Day, Because Yesterday Is Over! Yesterday has already been lived and you cannot live yesterday again. Hopefully, you learned whatever it was that yesterday was trying to teach you, so that you can grow on. Don’t get stuck on yesterday, because it can cause you to miss and waste today and today is your best day.

Today Is Your Best Day, Because God Is Using Today To Prepare You! God is using today to prepare you for whatever it is that He has in store for you and it is always something amazing. Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future and today is the present, so accept it as the GIFT that it is and make it your best day yet.

Coorie ten Boom used to say: “God doesn’t have problems, He has plans!” And today is your best day, because whatever comes your way, it’s not a problem, it is just a part of God’s plan to grow you into the kinda of person that makes every day their best day… 🙏🏻

Enjoy The Game!

If life were a football game, then I would guess I am some where between half-time and third quarter. It’s hard to believe that the first half of my life is over with, gone and cannot be relived, but it is and I have to say: I have learned much and realize more clearly than ever before that there is still so much left for me to learn.

There is a lot that we can understand about life, but then there is also a lot that is a mystery. There are some things we are supposed to figure out and learn from and other things that we just need to allow to unfold at their own pace and pleasure.

I like the idea of just allowing things to unfold, because it takes a lot of self imposed pressure off. I don’t have to try so hard to make things work, I just need to get out of the way, enjoy the journey, watch and learn as life does it’s thing.

Not everything is about toil and hard work, sometimes it’s about working smarter, not harder. Who says we have to understand everything? Why do we feel like we have to explain everything away? Why can’t we just be content with saying: “I don’t know???”

Live life long enough and your expectations will be shattered and you will discover that it everything is still going to be okay, because our expectations are often very unreal anyway. We would do well to practice the art of “ALLOWING”. Allow life to be what life is going to be. Stop trying to manipulate, calculate and subjugate life into what you think it should be and simply learn to enjoy allowing life to be whatever it is going to be.

Learn the joy of sitting back and observing life and it’s beauty as it unfolds like a flower revealing the secrets it has hidden away some where deep inside of itself. Shut up, judge less and listen, really listen and you will be amazed at how your mind will open up and allow your heart to be touched by the mystery of life and living…

The Fine Line Between Arrogance And Humility!

Arrogance is such an ugly word and it is an even uglier attitude. I am ashamed to say that I have allowed this word to become my reality far too many times in my life and living. It is one of those things that can creep up on you before you even realize it’s there. Arrogance puts you in a place of looking down on others even when you are beneath them. It is a very unrealistic view of self and others that causes us to elevate self and lower others.

Most would say that the opposite of arrogance is humility, but we have to be careful with that one, because it is way too easy to have a humility that is fake, counterfeit and not real, which is an even greater form of arrogance.

Philippians 2:3-4 “3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”

The reality is that we are all the creation of God and God has given each of us our own unique gifts, talents and blessings. God’s love, grace and power flow into each of our lives and as we learn to live in humility, it flows through our lives to others and brings us a fulfillment like nothing else can.

We have to be very careful not to become arrogant and think of ourselves, better, smarter or more valuable than others. We also have to be careful not to get caught up in a fake humility that does not take into account the value that God in us, places on each one of us. Either extreme is dangerous and keeps us from experiencing the miraculous power we were created in and for.

Take some time today to think about who you are in God as you think about God in you. Also take time to recognize who others are in God and honor God in them. There is a fine line between humility and arrogance and on that line we discover purpose, power and peace…