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One Day at a Time

by: Ellene Meece

Do you ever let life's deadlines and project demands overwhelm you? Your mind keeps racing to future events that will need your attention, until your heart is racing too. Your body tenses up and sometime your emotions get even tenser. Your co-workers, employees and family sometimes experience the fallout from your trying to solve issues in your mind that are way down the road.

Here's a nugget of truth that can bring relief: Life was meant to be lived one day at a time. Live in the today. God's plan was never for us to carry tomorrow's burdens. Our bodies were not designed to carry that heavy of a load.

This doesn't mean we can't make plans for the future and work out a progressive timeline for projects. But, we sure can't solve problems that are not even here yet.

When I find myself drowning in endless lists of what needs to be done in the next few weeks, I start singing the old gospel song, One Day at a Time. I change the words a bit and it goes something like this:

One day at a time, sweet Jesus,
That's all You're asking of me.
Help me today. Show me the way.
One day at a time.

Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus,
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Help me today. Show me the way.
One day at a time.

Here's wisdom: "So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:34; Amplified).

We will always have God's promise of strength for today. Take advantage of that wonderful asset. And remember, this promise will never expire!

Hebrews 4:7a in The Message says, "God keeps renewing the promise and setting the date as today." I love that! A promise that will never run out . . . one day at a time.

Ellene Meece lives in Meeker, Colorado and works with her husband in their natural resource company while running her own online store, Grandma's Treasures Online.



Thats great Ellene will fix it in my mind and try to remember it every day!
by: Wendy Hawkins

so true, as a natural"fixer", I like to try and solve potential problems before they actually happen, I call it pre-emptive measures, but it is such hard work as you say, my daily mantra should be one day at a time sweet Jesus, thanks for reminding me.
by: Siobhan Jukes xx

This word has strengthened me to my journey. Thanks and may God bless you very much.
by: Pr. Rutabingwa Felicien

Wonderful Wisdom, coming from a Wonderful Wise Woman of God.
Good and Timely Word Ms. Ellene!
by: Donna Schra

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