It can be very difficult sometimes to wake up and call the day a new day when it seems very similar to the day before and the week before that. As has been determined by many observers, we appear to live in the past or in the future and rarely in the present. Of course some of this process is rational because we live by experience (past) and hope (future).
Paul, an apostle, wrote, “I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14) This is one of the most popular verses often quoted and with good reason: yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here yet.
But the apostle is not finished when encouraging us to ‘forget what happened yesterday.’ He suggests three more things: “Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.” (Philippians 3:15-16) The keys: Try to be mature enough to think this way about yesterdays. If we can’t, God will reveal it to us. And, be thankful for how far we have come. Make each day a new day. Tough talk, right there.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Jesus