Yesterday several people from all over joined together in Falcon, NC for youth camp. While we were meeting, the phrase “day one” came up. Another phrase that came up was “win the day.” Both of these phrases have been shared time and time again over the past year. I’m reminded that “weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalms 30:5 NLT) It’s a new day today. It’s day one! Yesterday is in the past so win today! Yesterday may have been tough but this is a new day and we choose to rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).
Our hearts and minds are both very amazing. We can remember and almost even feel joyful, meaningful things in our lives, which lead to us feeling motivated, hopeful, and loved. We can also remember the dark moments of our lives where we feel grief, fear, anger, and hopelessness. We can recall them over and over again, reliving them as if they were yesterday. The more we relive something through remembering, the easier it is to remember it in the future. It’s okay to remember, but don’t dwell in the past. I always like to say, “your past can be a stepping stone or a stumbling block.” If you are constantly looking back, you’ll likely trip and fall. Take your past and use it to elevate your future.
So, no mater what happened yesterday, today is a new day. Remember, “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT
Today, rejoice in the fact that His mercies are new every morning. Grow from yesterday and win today!