Every New Day
A Full Focus Planner (FFP) is shipped to my house every three months, like clockwork. You can read my thoughts about the FFP here, but this post is actually about the blank pages contained inside the planner.
When setting up my quarterly planner today, I couldn't help but be excited about the fact that the entire planner was blank. No dates, no information, no goals, and no handwritten notes. Nothing but blank pages. Why did this excite me so much? It was a reminder that every day is a new day.
Five Iron Frenzy, the band picture above and quite possibly the best ska band of all time, wrote a song called "Every New Day." You can listen to it here, but check out some of the lyrics:
"Freedom means love without condition, without a beginning or an end. Here’s my heart, let it be forever yours. Only you can make every new day seem so new."
God is the one who makes every new day. He knows the beginning and the end. He holds the whole world in His hands. God has a bright future planned for us.
We can't do anything about the past; it's obviously in the past. We don't know what the future will hold, but we do know that today is a new day. If you take some time to talk to recovering addicts, you will often hear them say, "one day at a time." "One day at a time" is also good advice if you are feeling overwhelmed, worried, and anxious about the future.
Honestly, "one day at a time" is a good thing for all of us to remember. The future is a blank canvas and today is a brand new day.
Are you making the most of every new day? If not, you can always start today! There are blank pages ahead of you, what will you write in them?
Until Monday, Josh