Seize The Day?

by Heidi Khalil… January 8, 2023

Seize the Day. How many times have I read this or heard people refer to it? Carpe Diem… is what my kids learned when they took Latin. As a matter of fact, I remember that the first time I heard this term, I was in grade school. The teacher was trying to stress the importance of doing the best that we could in school, because we would never get a chance at that particular day again. This was such good advice, and I did carry it with me into adulthood.

Although I am not an over achiever, I still love this phrase! But, what does it mean for 99.9% of us in life, who don’t have our optimum “best life” in every area. The fact is that since we are flesh and blood, and because no one person has absolute control over their lives from day to day, we can only accomplish so much.

So, what can we do to Carpe Diem/ Seize the day? For me, it means going to God several times a day, asking for His help and guidance. It also means reorganizing or changing my short term and long term goals from time to time. No, I don’t mean asking for everything I want. What I mean is asking Him to take control, and to shine light on the paths that I should go down. I trust Him to give me the discernment to make those right decisions, and the courage to boldly go for them! Without God’s guidance, we are SUNK. If we don’t ask for God’s help with our business or finances, we will “be putting money into a bag with holes in it.” (Haggai 1:6b) This applies spiritually as well, when we don’t spend time with the Lord and cultivate a deep and lasting relationship with Him, listening as we go, our Christian walk will NOT be victorious.

Be blessed, and remember to be available for the Lord. Seize the Day!

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