He’s right. Some live in the past - tied either to the good-ole-days (which in reality weren’t all that good) - or to the mistakes and failures. Others live in the future - dreaming of what might be and wishing their lives away.
Of course, there is a place for remembering just as there is a place for dreaming. But to live in the past or the future is foolish according to the Bible. Scripture teaches us to live today. One is because today is all we have. Twenty-four hours. That’s it! Yesterday is a canceled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Only today is legal tender. As far as time is concerned, our sole possession is today. Let that sink in. Now, spend it wisely.
Not only is today all we have, it’s all we can manage. Life must be lived on the installment plan because we can only manage one day at a time. Some people try and live yesterday, today, and tomorrow all at once. The results are always disastrous. No one can handle yesterday’s failures, today’s challenges, and tomorrow’s unknowns all at the same time. One day at a time is all we were designed to manage. But that’s okay because today is all we need.
What is God’s will for my life? To live for Jesus today. You see, it’s what you do today that counts. So live for Jesus today. Serve Him today. Put the sins of yesterday under the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. Put the worries about tomorrow in the capable hands of the Father. Then lift your voice with the the psalmist and sing, “This is the day the LORD had made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
Pastor Todd Weston