Sunday, 24 October 2010

Do what you can!

I think I figured something out yesterday! Taking life one day at a time is the sane way to get through it!!

Have you ever had people say to you "do this for the next 90 days" ... or worse, "you'll have to drink 2 litres of water a day every day for the rest of your life". I can bet you can identify with these statements and similar.

One of the things that I learnt a few years ago is that one shouldn't look into the future because we never know what will happen. Especially for those of us who trust in God, we very often take His presence out of our imagined future, causing a situation in which we fear the future. But on top of this ... when someone says 'you'll have to do this for the rest of your life' - what happens? The heart sinks, one quickly loses energy, and depression sets in.

So this is what I learned yesterday. As with any big task, just deal with it one step at a time - and in this case, one day at a time. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, and as the Bible says, every day has enough trouble .... so, instead of thinking about tomorrow, or any other days, just deal with today, and do what you can today.

Personally, I've found that this perspective gives me more energy to do the things that I know I SHOULD be doing every day ... I just do what I can today.


  1. Good advice on anything in life. But sometimes you do also need the challenge of trying to reach for something more, to do a little extra or stretch yourself a little further. It's good to know your limits, but you have to test yourself to find them.

  2. I am always one to plan for the future, sometimes at the expense of the present, and so I think this is a good point. I think we all need balance - that is fundamental - tho finding it is the hard part.