Have you had your Joy Juice today? Don’t be distracted!
We all have distractions in our lives…things that keep us from accomplishing what we set out to do for the day. Many of us really intend to start the day with a quiet time of Bible reading and prayer, but as soon as we crawl out of bed, the distractions begin! Our family needs us, the phone rings, we have to be at work early….one thing after another pulls us in a countless directions.
John Maxwell writes that “you can make every day of your life a masterpiece”! He says that there are two ingredients necessary to make every day count: Decisions and Discipline. They can’t be separated because one is worthless without the other!
He goes on to explain that Good Decisions without Daily Discipline leads to a Plan without a Payoff. Daily Discipline without Good Decisions makes Regimentation without Reward. But here’s the encouraging news: Good Decisions + Daily Discipline = A Masterpiece of Potential.
We must be determined to make wise choices….and with God’s help, we can make every day count for Him. Let’s make a good decision to allow God to be in control of each day and then be disciplined to practice the JOY of the Lord in all circumstances. When we learn to live each day with this mindset, we will tap into that Masterpiece of JOYful potential that the Lord intends for each of us.
Let’s be determined to not let distractions keep us from enjoying this beautiful day that the Lord has made. Let us REJOICE, be glad in it and share His joy with others! (Psalm 118:24)