“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies within you today? Each of us can decide what is within us every day. Are we going to fill our thoughts and our minds and our hearts with Good or with the not so good? With joy or with sorrow? With hope or with despair? Even though it seems that circumstances determine what our day will be like, in reality it is our attitude. The things that are behind us can be faced and dealt with and finally put to rest. They are just that … behind us. The things that are still before us will mostly be determined by what’s in our heart at this moment. We have no guarantee about the future. But we do have the power to decide what will rule our hearts in this moment. Decide to live the best, most beautiful, most confident life you can today. Decide to appreciate the small pleasures in this day. Take heart from spring, and remember, you have the same power of new life within you every single minute of today. Use that power to bloom.
“Those who trust God’s actions in them find that God’s Spirit is in them — living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.”
Romans 8:9-10 (The Message)