Today is the most important day of my life.
Yesterday with its success and victories, struggles and failures
is gone forever.
The past is past.
I cannot relive it. I cannot go back and change it.
But I will learn from it and improve my Today.
Today. This moment. NOW.
It is God’s gift to me and it is all that I have.
Tomorrow with all its joys and sorrows, triumphs and
troubles isn’t here yet.
Indeed, tomorrow may never come.
Therefore, I will not worry about tomorrow.
Today is what God has entrusted to me.
It is all that I have. I will do my best in it.
I will demonstrate the best of me in it –
my character, giftedness, and abilities –
to my family and friends, clients and associates.
I will identify those things that are most important
to do Today,
and those things I will do until they are done.
And when this day is done
I will look back with satisfaction at that
which I have accomplished.
Then, and only then will I plan my tomorrow,
Looking to improve upon Today, with God’s help.
Then I shall go to sleep in peace…content.
I just loved this. This is an excerpt from John Maxwell’s book “Today Matters” and was written by Dale Witherington.
(This post was originally published in August of 2006 – thanks for putting up with my leftovers this week as I adjusted to being a homeschool mom of three! Mystery Photo tomorrow – be ready, because there’s another $5 Starbucks card on the line for this one!)
I am BoymomSeptember 7, 2008 at 12:09 am (15 years ago)
How did you know what I needed to read today? Thank you for the wonderful message. I tend to get stuck in my past and it has really inhibited my ability to be who I want to be and give my family what they need. I am printing this and putting it everywhere I can in my house! Thanks.