What do you look forward to? Are you waiting on Friday to get here? Is there a vacation you have in mind you can’t wait to happen? Are you looking forward to a special event or an important birthday? Are there milestones coming up you anxiously await?
We all want something to look forward to. We want something we can see ahead of us to keep us going through the mundane of daily work and life. We want a target, some goal ahead we can achieve to keep us focused. We may just want the week to be over – so we are looking for the end of it.
What if we looked forward to each new day? I know…it sounds a bit crazy. Not many of us wake up each morning excited about the day ahead – unless it is that special day or we are on vacation or we can sleep in for a change. But what if the mundane, normal daily life became something we were excited about? What if we woke up looking forward to our work or whatever we need to do that day? Could it change our perspective on what happens?
I am not saying every day will be great. But if we woke up seeking the good in each day, looking forward to what God has planned, I think it would help us to realize all we have been given. We may lead more thankful lives. Our lives may be filled with more hope and joy. We might begin to see the opportunities we had previously missed. We may find God is with us…even at work or the doctor’s office or the grocery store. We just might find there really is something to look forward to each and every day.
This is the day that the Lord has made. May we get excited about all he has planned. May we seek the good. May we see God.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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