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2nd Cup for 7/26/17: YOU HAVE TODAY. DO SOMETHING WITH IT!

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Today is the day where EVERYTHING changes if you want it to.

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There won’t be any perfect day in the future.  Today is the perfect day–if you’re willing to use it.

If you want it bad enough, what seems impossible up to now will one day become your warmup.

Image result for Derek Weida Newest Pictures“Strength isn’t given to you or casually acquired.  Strength is forged in the fires of your soul” (Derek Weida).

Champions use days, they don’t let them happen.  Champions do daily what the mediocre do occasionally.  Champions figure you’re allowed to fail; you’re just not allowed to quit.  Champions think value, not cost; investment, not loss.

“But I’m no champion.”  If that’s your attitude, you’re right.

This is all your choice, this use of today.  You can do with it what you want to do with it.

Today is the day where EVERYTHING changes if you want it to.

There won’t be any perfect day in the future.  Today is the perfect day–if you’re willing to use it.

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You know where your quitting point is.  It’s that place you reach where you’ve programmed your mind to divert to something less taxing, less painful, less unpleasant.  You’re fine, pumped, revved–until you reach “My Quitting Point”.  So let’s say you’re already there.

The door marked “MQP” is right there on your left.  The one in front of you is marked, “WELL?” 

Two choices, right?

  • Ease on into that well-oiled, smoothly opening portal to shaming-yet-familiar failure, swearing “Next time!”
  • Force your way past the taxing, painful, unpleasant stuff and put Today in the WIN column.

Champions make the second one happen because they know the deadening, numbing cost of the first.  Persistence gets you past the resistance of those looking on who are comfortable and see you making them look bad.  If your goals for today set you apart from those you’re used to hanging with, stay alone.  God will direct you to better company because you’re being better company.

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Tough toenails.  Choices:  remember?

So, yeah.

Today is the day where EVERYTHING changes if you want it to.  Your personal walk with God, your health and wellness, your profession, your attitude, your outlook, your habits, your friendships, your associations–any or all of those can change today, if you want that.  Begin the process of stringing together a whole bunch of  championship todays.  Yours!

There won’t be any perfect day in the future.  Today is the perfect day–if you’re willing to use it.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”  ( Proverbs 3:-8)

We all need encouragers, mentors, even trainers.  Let God direct you to those He knows are best for you.  Be willing to keep exercising a “spirit forged through roaring flames, searing heat and the purifying Light of countless soul-grinding skirmishes with the Adversary.”

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Begin today, but don’t feel you have to get all that done today.  Personal and spiritual excellence means you get up each morning to continue the forward progress from where you left off last night.  Matthew 6:34 wryly mentions that each day has its own ration of good and not-so-hot.

Take it one day at a time.  You’ll find that’s plenty.

Happy changing!

© D. Dean Boone, July 2017

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