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Accept Each Day

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

My husband entered the house yesterday from his volunteer job and found me sitting in my favorite chair with a snarl on my face. “What’s wrong?” he asked. “I can tell that you are down.”

“Well, you just won’t believe my day,” I replied. Then, I began to complain. “I had my day all planned and nothing worked out. I feel that I just wasted this day and didn’t accomplish anything,” I added.

By nature, I am an organized, structured person. I don’t like it when my plans go awry. I know that is not a good trait, and my being too structured is one of the things I want to work on this year. Here we are in the first month of the new year, and I have already forgotten my goal. No wonder my day went wrong. God gave me an opportunity to make a change in my life, and I didn’t take it.

We make a poor choice when we try to control our days. In fact, we can even make an idol of routine and schedules. One of my prayers for 2013 is that God will show me my mistakes, my sins, my shortcomings and guide me into making better choices. This was lesson number one!

We seem to find security when we put boundaries around our lives. Instead of seeking God’s guidance for the day, we already have it laid out before we go to Him. In fact we can be so “scheduled” that we don’t leave room for God.

God spoke to me about this yesterday after I felt my day had fallen apart. He reminded me that I should accept each day as it comes and seek His plans for me. He is sovereign over my life. We add stress to our lives when we want our days to work out just like we think they should.

Each day is a gift from God. We should rejoice and be glad in it.

Georgia Andrus

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