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Living By The Day

You can talk all you want about taking it one step at a time, day by day, but you will never really know what it means until you have to do it.

When you have to struggle each minute to control your thoughts;

when you struggle every minute to rein in your emotions;

when you have to grab yourself by the back of your neck every single second, just so you can function and stop thinking about things that you can't change...then you know what "one step at a time" really means.

Now I have a different perspective of why people pray. We pray because we leave our circumstances to a higher power, to God. We pray because we know that no matter what we do, we can't change anything. We pray because we want to stay (semi?) functional while time does its magic. We pray because it is the only thing standing between us and the unthinkable.

It's 6:38 a.m. I have approximately 15 hours of "day" ahead of me. That's 900 minutes; that's 54,000 seconds. It is an eternity right now, but I will strive to live by the day, by the SECOND if need be. I will not be cowed by circumstances or what MIGHT be.

This verse is my default for today:

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

I may be in the NOW, but this hope for the future keeps me strong.


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