UpBeat Spiritual Living: Don’t Call it a Day, Call it a New Day
© 2010 Kebba Buckley Button. World Rights Reserved.
A man I knew would make a detailed to-do list every morning when he arrived at the office. He would diligently cross off every task as it was achieved. At the end of the day, he tossed the list. He “called it a day”. Many people, when working on, but not solving, a problem, may say, “well, we’ve done everything we can do on this for now, so let’s call it a day“. They quit for the day and release the problem until 8 the next morning. This allows the back brain to process what it can and perhaps add to the tools that will solve the problem the next day. It’s a great idea for some kinds of stress.
Why would you “call it a day“? You might, when you’ve gone as far as you can go, perhaps you’re exhausted, and perhaps you are out of resources to apply to the problem. Sometimes, our whole life, especially in a recession, may feel like we’ve gone as far as we can go, we’re exhausted, and we can’t think of anything else to do to improve things. So much that seems wrong with life seems out of our control. Some people would like to “call it a day” for their lifestyle, or even their life. These people are in burnout or breakdown, and it’s time to break through.
The truth is that you can declare a New Day any day, any hour. And the adage is true: “If you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows u-turns.” Old thoughts drag you down. Take a break, wipe the slate, and start with a clean one. Roll your shoulders to help clear your brain and energize the whole body system. Drink some water. Take some deep breaths. Commit to yourself that you want a fresh start and will do what it takes. Powerfully declare a New Season. The Divine is with you. God wants you to succeed.
Who can put your left foot in front of your right foot, taking the next step? That’s right, you. Now step into your new day, your future. It’s your life!