I woke up this morning with big plans swimming around in my head for this new year…plans to eat healthier, plans to exercise more, plans to take care of myself better, plans to be a better mom, wife and friend, plans, plans, plans…
Maybe part of all of this thinking stemmed from the awful migraine I had yesterday after church. I felt it coming on, and immediately took two Excedrin Migraine. I’m not sure what brought it on, but I woke up this morning feeling back to my normal self. Thank you, God!
I have a tendency to set high and lofty goals for myself. I usually get so consumed with them, that they become almost an idol for me. I have learned this about myself the hard way, and since learning this, I have been hesitant to set goals at all anymore. So, as I was on the treadmill this morning, the pools of plans again began swirling in my head. I remember telling myself, “Julie, just take it one day at a time.” And today I did…I did what I could today, celebrated what I did well, and haven’t even let tomorrow creep in my mind. 🙂 (Big smiles here!)
Tonight though, probably because of the conversation I had with myself this morning, I’ve had a song playing in my head, and it’s one I haven’t heard for awhile. I can remember it playing on the country station that Dad used to listen to in my childhood home and in our car as we traveled. I looked it up, and it was sung by Cristy Lane. I wish I could sing it for you here…”One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus“
“I’m only human, I’m just a woman.
Help me believe in what I could be
And all that I am.
Show me the stairway, I have to climb.
Lord for my sake, teach me to take
One day at a time.
One day at a time sweet Jesus
That’s all I’m asking from you.
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do.
Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.
Do you remember, when you walked among men?
Well Jesus you know if you’re looking below
It’s worse now, than then.
Cheating and stealing, violence and crime
So for my sake, teach me to take
One day at a time.”
Do you remember it? Or maybe I’m just dating myself back to the “stone ages.” 🙂 I’m sure you’ll be able to find it on YouTube, and hear it for yourself. I guess I need to get that song on my iPod, and have it cued up for when I need that encouragement this new year. I have it almost memorized from my childhood!
I pray God helps us all to take One Day at a Time.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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