“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
I’ve often heard it said, “Today is what we make of it.” I believe that’s true. If we ascribe to negativity, hate, bitterness, and unhappiness to fill our mind, that’s what we’ll get! That’s what will fuel our day! If we allow God’s love, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and mercy to fill us today, we will look for the best in others versus the worst, and not just what we see on the surface. We should always remember that everyone is fighting some kind of battle. So, let us not judge or misinterpret their motives.
Let’s face it, there are people far and near we will never understand—how they think; the things they say and do; how they react to us. Not everyone will like us or want to be around us. What do we do with that versus feeling the hurt and rejection?
One solution is to surround yourself with those who truly want to share in your life. Young or old, life is too short for conflict. If that’s not always possible, we must look elsewhere for help. While none of us is perfect, let’s try to live in such a manner as to emulate the One who loves us more than we deserve. Let us look to the One who’s deep love we will never be able to fathom until we are in our eternal home. Above all, remember that we will make it a better day if we forgive others as Jesus forgave us. We must pray and allow Him to help us, as we act on His Word with true forgiveness.
As followers of Christ, we are fueled by faith, even when it feels like we are running on empty; even when we feel like others have run out on us; even when we grow weary. We are sustained by JOY in all circumstances and through all seasons because the JOY of the Lord is our strength!
Friends, let’s make the most of this day we’ve been given by our gracious and eternal Heavenly Father. With our head up, shoulders back, and a smile on our face, may God’s love fuel this day in such a way that we’ll see and feel the difference in our daily walk with Jesus and our interactions with others.