As they crawl out of bed this morning, many will consider this “just another day”– a plain, ordinary day where everything will basically be just the same. But maybe they ought to rethink things. J. R. Miller approached the subject like this—“Perhaps the every-day of life, is not as interesting–as some of the bright days. It is apt to be somewhat monotonous. It is just like a great many other days. It has nothing special to mark it. It is illuminated by no brilliant event. It bears no record of any brave or noble deed done. It is not made memorable by the coming of any new success—-It is only a plain, common day–with just the same old wearisome routine–of task and duties and happenings which have come so often before.”
Wait a minute! Is that any way to talk about such a special gift from God? It is almost as if we resent the fact that we are alive. Should we not be more appreciative? Many will not be so fortunate as to see the sunrise or sunset today, nor embrace their dear loved ones, nor even have a morsel to eat. This will be their last day. Instead of complaining we ought to view everyday as a gift from God and what we do with it as our gift to Him. Your attitude matters. As Miller said,”the ordinary attainment of the common days–is a truer index of the life– a true measure of its character and value–than are the most striking and brilliant things of its exalted moments”. We need to think about that.
Even if this day produces nothing new, noteworthy or pleasurable we are not to despise God’s gift. Be faithful to do what you know God would have you to do and leave the results to Him. There is more to life than enjoying ourselves. If pleasure isn’t a part of God’s plan for you today, take pleasure in the fact that He had something better in mind. Whatever happens He makes no mistakes. Out of the depths of His great wisdom and because of His love, God causes or allows things to come into our lives that are for our good and His glory. Trust Him. You might be surprised at how delightful this day will be if you make it your purpose to please God above all else.