DCL 1.1 Instruction | Focusing on Today

“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

People create success in their lives by focusing on today. It may sound trite, but today is the only time you have. It’s too late for yesterday. Yesterday ended last night. You can’t depend on tomorrow—you don’t know what tomorrow holds. That’s why today matters.

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, we ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or do that.’ As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” (James 4:13-17)

The Fact Is…

• We exaggerate yesterday.
• We overestimate tomorrow.
• We underestimate today.

Video Presentation: Tom Atema, VP of International Ministries and Strategic Partnerships, EQUIP


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