There probably is nothing worse than the alarm clock breaking the silence of the room, wrenching you out a comfortable sleep. Many people hate mornings but if you think about it, they are great…it’s like a “do-over,” like a free guy in PAC-MAN, a chance to turn the week around. It is so easy for us to be consumed by the past failures and to get trapped in a rut. Someone once said:
“A rut is a coffin with the ends kicked out.”
What an interesting visual! I know many times without realizing it I have found myself in that “coffin with the ends kicked out!” The Apostle Paul, considered to be one of the greatest Christians, who also wrote most of the New Testament, said this in Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT):
“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
“I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” To move forward, we need to forget the mistakes of yesterday…It’s a new day and a clean slate….make it great!
To read the continuation of this post go to ★ Thought for the Day – Accidental Existence? ★
To read more on perseverance, go to ★ Thought for the Day – Overwhelmed or Overcoming? ★.