I am reading a book by Robert Morgan, titled: Mastering Life, Before It’s Too Late. In today’s reading I came across a paragraph about making the most of today. He writes:
The child of God never awakens to a day unplanned by heaven or unattended by the Lord. When the alarm goes off each morning, we roll out of bed knowing we have a divine purpose, plan, and presence. There are no blackout dates on the calendars God keeps for our lives. There are no mistakes in His almanac. “His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Unfortunately, I think that most people don’t recognize the importance of this kind of perspective. We feel like we are tossed too and from by every circumstance or event. We don’t plan, we don’t prepare, we react and we respond. This makes us run late, run ragged, and run haphazard. Then we miss some of the best things that God truly has in store for us because we are too little concerned with the plans that the Lord has for us.
John Maxwell wrote in Today Matters, “There are only a handful of important decisions people need to make in their entire lifetime. If you make decisions in those key areas once and for all – and then manage those decisions daily – you can create the kind of tomorrow you desire. Successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily.”
If we are going to be individuals and a community of believers known as The Grove Church, that are going to experience “A Life Worth Living,” I think a key component will be identifying the plans the Lord is establishing, awaking to those with a daily vigor and commitment to pursuing them. Know that when we commit to this, our enemy will try to interrupt. However, possessing an unwavering commitment to make right decisions will help us fulfill the life that Jesus wants for us. That is how we secure A Life Worth Living.
What distractions are you facing? What commitments are you struggling to keep? What is God planning for you that you are missing because of a failure to plan, prepare and pursue what He is establishing? I encourage you to change that today and invest differently. Morgan calls it “synchronizing with the sacred.” What a great way to live, synchronized with God daily!