How do you approach the start of a spring day when the first light reveals a cloudy, foggy expression of weather with the temperature just warm enough any precipitation that falls will not be white? Your schedule reveals only a “to do list” of items you are not highly motivated to accomplish but must be done. You understand and declare, but not with great enthusiasm Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Realizing that was a pretty pathetic effort you express the statement, “I believe something wonderful is going to happen to me today!” Then confronted by what you see on the radar screen of your schedule, that balloon of positivity and hope quickly bursts. Acknowledge the moment for what it is and move forward. Ever had one of those starts to your day? I trust it does not come your way often.
In that segment of time you have a choice. You can activate a plan to change the direction you are headed, or given in to the feelings of gloom and negativity and allow your day to proceed accordingly. I would be a good idea to make a deliberate decision to begin to look for the “gold,” as you proceed through the day so there is the possibility of something wonderful coming your way. Decide, you will put effort into the mundane yet important things to be done. Sing, and/or listen to music that will up lift your spirit, if possible. Put a smile on your face. Think about things for which you are thankful and grateful. Do whatever it is so you can feel a little better than you were.
When you take action to change your focus you open the door to achieve the result you desire, rather than one which would have been if you had drifted through the day by default and negativity. Being confined and defined only by what you can see, limits the possibilities in your life. In reality, such limitations are holding you back from your full potential. This day can be a terrific day with great possibilities if you are willing to acknowledge it, activate the steps to allow it to be so and enjoy the benefits of its achievement.
It really can be a day you can rejoice and be glad in. Remember, “the joy of the Lord is your strength.”