I recently came across an old piece from S. H. Payer that has taken on new meaning for me. I hope it speaks to you in a personal way.
Live each day to the fullest.
Get the most from each hour, each day, and each age of your life.
Then you can look forward with confidence, and back without regrets.
Be yourself, but be your best self.
Dare to be different and follow your own star.
Don’t be afraid to be happy and enjoy what is beautiful.
Love with all your heart and soul. Believe that those you love, love you.
When you are faced with a decision, make that decision as wisely as possible, then forget it.
The moment of absolute certainty never arrives.
Above all, remember that God helps those who help themselves.
Act as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God.
When applied in the context of Jesus’ admonition not to worry about tomorrow (Matt 6:25-34), your commitment to Christ (Lk 14:25-33), and Biblical principles of personal accountability and spiritual transformation, (2Cor 13:5; Rom 12:1-2) Payer’s advice is practical and worthy of our thought.
Have a great Lord’s day!
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman