What do you think when you hear the phrase make today count?
- “I don’t have time right now.”
- “Oh boy! Not another thing to add my to-do list!”
- “It’s too late–too many of my days have passed to make any difference.”
- “I’d like to, but I really am not sure how.”
- “Trust me, I am trying but I always seem to get distracted and sidetracked.”
- “What do you mean when you say make today count?“
First of all, I have thought all of the things on this list above at some time or another.
Second of all–great question!!! What do I mean when I say make today count?
To me, making today count is:
- wisely choosing our pace
- being present in the moment
- identifying and confronting excuses, blame-games, procrastination and other habits we engage in that sabotage and immobilize us
- saying no so that we can say a bigger yes
- managing our time and energy–and other resources God has given us to steward
- making home
- living freely without clutter – physical, mental, and heart
- consistently making biblically sound and wise choices
- establishing rhythms of margin and grace
- guarding our hearts and the way we think
But we can do none of these things to make our todays count without being firmly planted in the one necessary thing (Luke 10:38-42)–growing deeper in our relationship with the Lord and walking each moment of our day in Him (Colossians 2:6)!
- daily time in the Word of God
- growing deeper in our prayer life
- other spiritual habits that help us to make space in our hearts and calendars for the one necessary thing
It is never too late to begin the grace-filled journey to make your days count.
You can start right here: with my weekly MAKE TODAY COUNT weekly email.