Maximize This Day

"This is the day the Lord has made." God determines
the number of your days, but you determine how they are spent. The Psalmist, David,
said, "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note and today is all you’ve got.
And you can begin your life over today, if you live by these words: "Today I will
delete from my diary two days – yesterday and tomorrow. Yesterday was for learning;
tomorrow will be a consequence of what I do today. Today I will face life with the
conviction that this day will never return, that it may be the last opportunity
I’ll have to contribute because there’s no guarantee I’ll see tomorrow. Today I
will be courageous enough not to let opportunity pass me by; my only alternative
will be to succeed. Today I will invest my most valuable resource, my time, into
my most important possession – the life God has given me. I’ll spend each minute purposefully,
making today a unique opportunity. I’ll tackle each obstacle, knowing that with
God’s help, I can overcome it. Today I will resist doubt and pessimism and warm
my world with a smile. I’ll maintain a strong faith, expect nothing but the best,
take time to be happy, see every task as an opportunity to honor God and endeavor
to leave His footprints on the hearts of those I meet." John Boykin wrote, "Time
is your life – nothing more and nothing less. The way you spend your hours and your
days is the way you spend your life." So pray, "Lord, help me to maximize this day."