- Written by Rosalie Harpole
It is hard to believe we are now in a new year, and reflecting, we write our new desired goals. Diets are started, educations continued, investments take place, and new perspectives are weighed.
But then there are folks like me, who every year start a new 3x5-inch notebook and write down my seven goals for the year, the first four are spiritual, and last three secular. My intentions are good: read the Bible through, pray every day, stop complaining, and give everyone kindness, mercy and love. The last three usually go something like this: pay off all debts, save money, and start a new realm in my life, possibly writing a new cookbook, or some strange adventure.
It only takes about a month, and I am quoting the Apostle Paul who wrote in the book of Romans, 7:24, "O wretched man that I am!" Before this exclamation, Paul warns us all that the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. How true it is that we can so easily fall back into our old ways, and very things we wanted to accomplished never come to fruition.
So, I think I'll resort to the old song, "One Day At A Time, Sweet Jesus." Written by Kris Kristofferson and Marijohn Wilkins way back when, it was instantly the number one hit for months among Christian singers, song writers, and groups. Perhaps because the very first line reached out to all humanity. "I'm only human, I'm just a man (or woman), Lord help me believe in all I can be, and all that I am." The song goes on to say…"Yesterday's gone, and tomorrow may never be mine... Lord, for my sake, teach me to take, one day at a time."
Yes, just like you, I want to accomplish so much; fix the world, testify to everyone that God is good, be the best person I can possibly be, and most of all be at peace with myself. How will I do this?...only with God's help and taking, "One Day At A Time!"
Keep writing those goals, check off the milestones when possible, and never give up on yourself. Every day is a gift from God and the first day of the rest of your life!
To hear One Day at a Time as sung by Lynda Randal click HERE.
Happy New Year,