I want to be better today than I was yesterday. I want to be a better Christ-follower, a better father, a better friend. The challenge is that I remember the past too easily, I remember my mistakes and my failings and it is easy for me to believe that is who I am. It’s hard to get better when you see yourself for your failings and weaknesses. It’s close to impossible to get better when that is one’s focus.
I am blessed to have many good people in my life. I’ve used Christian-centered counseling that has done wonders to help me see who God made me to be. I have friends that constantly lift me up and encourage me. I have children who love me in spite of the things I’ve done to hurt them. God is surrounding me with who I need to let go of yesterday and live for today, for a better today.
The challenge of the journey is the past. The past is the past, not something that defines me. I have to remember that. And constantly remind myself.
Today, I will try to be better than I was yesterday. It’s really all I can do. Love better. Look for what God puts in front of me better. Pray better. Serve better.
Grace and peace.