Dear Lord, So far today, I am doing alright. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. I have not whined, cursed or eaten any chocolate. However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes and I will need a lot more help after that

Dear Lord, So far today, I am doing alright. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. I have not whined, cursed or eaten any chocolate. However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes and I will need a lot more help after that

There is no shortage of time, only a confusion of priorities.”

As Gary Buffone writes in The Myth of Tomorrow:

The very fact that our time is finite makes living precious. When we exclude the recognition of our end, when we lose sight of the real stakes involved, life becomes impoverished. It becomes easier to develop ‘mañana syndrome’ and constantly postpone authentic living. People who presume there is always a tomorrow waste away in unproductive and meaningless jobs, joyless relationships, pointless worries and vague plans for some distant future.

Don’t be one of them.

If you need encouragement, author John Maxwell offers this helpful prayer:

Dear Lord,

So far today, I am doing alright. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. I have not whined, cursed or eaten any chocolate. However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes and I will need a lot more help after that.

Amen.

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