Learnings Each Day
1. Each day has its own troubles.
"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34 NASB.
Yes, I woke up this morning feeling troubled. There’s a nagging situation I woke up to that can't just be removed with a magical wand. Yesterday, it was a nice day. I woke up feeling determined to achieve my goal. But, today is different. I was feeling hopeless. Well, life is really like a whirlwind of emotions. If you do not know how to control your mind and emotions, they will control you. You just need to get by. Every day is a new day. Worry no more for what you worry today may not be there tomorrow.
2. Each day has its own revelation.
“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.” Proverbs 29:18 NASB
I was washing my clothes, then suddenly these things comes into mind saying, “Why can’t you just see yourself at the top. This time see yourself to be really at the top.” Then, I began imagining that I was walking like a rich kid in the mall with my arms filled with shopped goodies. What you think can manifest. I figured maybe this was the reason why I wasn’t living a life I really wanted. I haven’t reached the stage that I can imagine myself to be the person I really wanted to be.
God has a way of speaking to us everyday. I see myself having an “Aha” moment while watching the television, walking in the park or staring at a wall. With the fast-paced life, you should learn to relax and quiet down your soul. You can hear some random messages from God that can give you strength throughout the day or week.
3. Each day is a chance to learn new things.
“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.” Proverbs 1:5 NASB
I’ve been rejected several times. Each time I get rejected I feel like I can easily recover now more than before. I used to be in the “emotional mood” for about a week trying to figure out where I went wrong. In hindsight, I realized I can’t control how people perceive me. I can only control my reaction to them – how to gracefully handle rejections. The learnings with rejections are:
- Don’t give your power to others. The moment you do self-loathing catch yourself and stop it. You shouldn’t let others opinion of you bring you down. It’s not your problem alone; others just have a different perspective. Both of you didn’t match. So just move on.
- There will be other better opportunities to catch. That might not be your fate.
- After every rejection, you will uncover your true self. You will have a better idea of what you like and don’t like. The more you can build a stronger identity.
4. Each day is passing.
"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away." James 4:14 NASB
Yes, it is. The sad part is that all of us will come to an end. Our strength may not be the same as before. Our physical bodies will eventually wear down. So take every opportunity as if it will never come back again. Seize the moment. Live as if there is no more tomorrow. Plan whatever you can accomplish at such a young age. Pursue your dreams while you still have the energy. Be adventurous. Create good memories. On the brighter side of life, every wound heals in due time. Every sowed seed gets to be harvested. Every hardwork comes into fruition. While you are still alive, there will always be hope. You just have to fervently remind yourself of that. You still have a purpose to fulfil.
I pray that each passing day you will be able to see the light in each journey. For now, the light is not shining bright for me. I hope tomorrow it will. This seems to be the flow of life. Sometimes you are happy sometimes your not. You can reach the summit but you have to learn how to step down. It’s not always a smooth ride. You just have to learn to get by with all the challenges. The rewards are stronger faith, more self-trust and confidence in your ability to overcome every challenges that may come your way.
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:24