For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation – 2 Corinthians 6:2
Some people are either regretting the failures of yesterday or fretfully dreading the challenges of tomorrow. But God doesn’t live in your yesterday; His name is “I AM,” not “I WAS” or “I WILL BE.” Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is now; and without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
The life of faith is not about yesterday or tomorrow; it’s about today! Faith works now. It’s your response to God and His Word—NOW. So, instead of having regrets about the past, or worrying about the future, focus on today! Ask yourself, “What do I want to achieve now?” That’s what matters. Make the best of your today. Regrets of yesterday and fears of tomorrow are enemies of today’s happiness. It doesn’t matter that yesterday’s assessments of you weren’t favourable; that was yesterday and it’s gone. Focus your attention on God’s Word to you now.
Meditate on His truth about your personality and identity in Christ, and not on the failures of the past or the fears of tomorrow. A businessman who says for example, “I know my proposal won’t be approved,” has already voiced his fears of tomorrow. God doesn’t triumph in your fears; He triumphs instead in your faith.
Instead of anticipating tomorrow’s failures or the negative response you may get from people, choose to be positive and happy about today; make the day a success. When Elijah met with the Lord on Mount Horeb, God asked him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9). It didn’t matter where he had been or where he was going; God was concerned about his current location. Today counts; so make a move to be your best today. Tomorrow only belongs to those who take a hold of today, because, today is the springboard for tomorrow.
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I’m a success, a victor, and a winner today. I’m seizing the moment and living to my full potentials in Christ, fully at rest and assured of victory because the greater One who lives in me pilots me triumphantly today. Halleluiah!
Further Study:Matthew 6:34