I’d recently done an exercise to help lift my spirits after going through some hard times. I decided to share because we all go through tough times. None of us are exempt from stumbling and falling down in our paths and journey’s, but it’s nice to remember that everything doesn’t need to be done in a day. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were we.
To think that all of our problems, trials and tribulations will be resolved in a flash or a blink of an eye is a gross misjudgment of our fragility as human beings. Everything great in this life takes time, effort, reshaping and molding. Reshaping and remolding can be painful but as long as we learn from our struggles, we can endure what it takes to move onward and trek through each day one day at a time.
Don’t tackle it all at once. Make a list of what you want to accomplish, Just For Today.
Just For Today
By Toi Powell
Just for today, I will try not to be afraid of the unknown.
Just for today, I will try to put my best foot forward and put my past behind me and move forward with optimism and purpose.
Just for today, I will allow myself to acknowledge my vulnerabilities and allow my strength to come back gradually and not forcibly.
Just for today, I will not think about work, disability, who hurt me and why.
Just for today, I will not think thoughts of fear because it doesn’t exist and the fear of what isn’t will only manifest if I continue to be fearful.
Just for today, I am not who I was a week ago and for tomorrow I will remember that I am stronger than any weakness I acknowledge.
Just for today, my faith is stronger than ever. I will not fear God but respect him because God is not a God of fear. I rebuke anything that is not of him in the name of Jesus.
Just for today, my heart is strong, my spirit is stronger and everything I experienced is just that and everything happens for a reason.
Using the phrase “I will try” takes so much weight off of the actions that follow because realistically, every day will not be peachy. Allow yourself the space to be human and start the next day anew. Who knows, your next day may be your next breakthrough. Have faith and stay blessed.
What’s on your “Just For Today” list?
~ Toi Powell