Sometimes you just feel like the day went really well. Other times, you wish you had done much more. But is it really possible for you to consistently have a good day every day? Yes! Let me show you how.
1. Begin your day with God: Psalm 118:24 says that this is the day that the Lord has made…you know the rest of it. It is necessary for you to allow your day to be directed by the Lord. God crafted the day and he knows exactly what He has in it for you. You needn’t be in a rush, thinking about this and that and running around. First, fix your thoughts on Him. The best way to do this is to have regular quiet times with Him by studying a portion of your Bible and praying. As you do this, you are positioned to know the mind of God concerning your day!
2. Create a to-do list: Simply put, schedule your day. Every person has 24 hours in a day. What we do with the 24 hours daily determines the outcome of our lives. Have a definite reason for going to any place you step into. Don’t just wander to places or just butt into conversations. Be a person of order. If you are to deposit some cash at the bank at 10, make sure you get that done with. Remember, procrastination is the thief of time- don’t procrastinate.
3. Be purposeful in what you do: Having scheduled your activities for the day, it is now time to find out why it is necessary for you to even do that thing that’s on your to-do list. You are in this world for a specific purpose and you don’t have enough time to channel your energies towards unfruitful ventures. So decide what you will do with your time wisely. Build your activities around your purpose. Do the things that you know will eventually land you in the place of purpose. Being purposeful means making wise decisions. It is thus important to be sure whether or not the decisions you are making align with God’s will. I just love Proverbs 3:5-7. It admonishes us to trust the Lord with all our heart and to acknowledge Him in all we do. Have you found yourself between a rock and a hard place? Call on Jesus- talk to Him about the situation. He will lead you!
4. Be a blessing to somebody: So many opportunities abound every day for you to be a ‘Good Samaritan’. Be a blessing to somebody today. You say, ‘But I don’t have enough money.’ But you sure have something to share. It could be your intellect- share the knowledge you have with someone. Or you could simply churn out a compliment on how good they look. A little help for the little boy crossing the street will do. Or you could help that old lady carry her bags upstairs. These are all means of being a blessing to people. The secret is in identifying a need and meeting that need.
5. Be thankful: No matter how you think the day went, maintain an attitude of thankfulness toward God and the people you met. Things may not even have gone the way you had planned but you doubtless have a cause for thanking Him. Remember 1 Thessalonians 5:17: ‘In every circumstance give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.’
So, five things to observe for a fruitful day.