We all can look back on yesterday or the day before and find things we wished we would have done or not done. We can think about things we should have said or not said. We can decide if we had a productive day or not. We can review the day and see if we accomplished things in our life and if we were on track for what God wanted us to do.

We may find out when we do look back we didn’t do all we felt we should have done. We may find out when we look back we wasted a good amount of time on the computer, watching television or just chatting with friends. We may find when we look back we didn’t really accomplish too much. We shouldn’t get too upset about this because today is our opportunity to make a better day.

Colossians 1:9-10 “So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.”

Looking back isn’t a bad idea when we are reviewing things we have done to work toward a goal we have in life. Looking back isn’t a bad thing when we want to learn from our past and what we can do to improve. Looking back and allowing God to speak to us about what we can do today to become more focused on our relationships, our finances, our career, our spirituality and our health will help us to understand where we are and what we can do to move forward.

Maybe today, in our relationships with others we need to decide to sit down and spend more time with someone who is in need. Maybe we need to look for opportunities to create a relationship with someone new. Maybe we need to decide to be more kind and helpful to our loved ones. Maybe today we need to include God in our relationship so He can work through us to help others.

Maybe today, in our finances, we need to decide our first earnings need to go to God. Maybe we need to be more careful about how we spend money. Maybe we need to look for ways to increase our income and cut back on needless spending. Maybe today, we need to go to God to help us be better money managers and look for opportunities to give more and spend less.

Maybe today, in our career, we need to take stock of what we are doing and determine if we enjoy our jobs. Maybe we need to look at what we are doing and be sure it is pleasing to God. Maybe we need to take our career and look for ways to make a difference to others we work with and help increase the bottom line for our organization. Maybe today, we need to put in a good days work to honestly earn our pay.

Maybe today, in our spirituality we need to be sure we go to God first before we get going with the day. Maybe we need to read His word more than we did yesterday. Maybe we need to reach out to Him all during the day rather just when we think we need Him. Maybe today we need to thank God more and remember how great and holy He is.

Maybe today, in our health, we need to be more aware of what we put in our mouths. Maybe we need to get out and do some type of physical exercise and find ways to stay mentally alert more. Maybe we need to decide to go to bed earlier so we can get more rest. Maybe today we need to remember our bodies are God’s temples and we need to take care of them.

Today can be a better day when we look back on yesterday and decide to improve so we better ourselves and help others. When we look at doing one thing to improve our relationships, our finances, our career, our spirituality and our health, and be sure it is what God wants us to do, we can make today a better day. When we look to improve our days God’s way, every day, we will make a difference in our life and the lives of others.

Author's Bio: 

Frances Lucas has lived in the Birmingham, Alabama area for the past 40 years. She is a firm believer in leading by example and what she shares comes from her experience in life having to set her own goals and make things happen in her life…not depending on anyone else. She can help you, your team members and your employees to realize their purpose in life, learn their strengths and begin to develop their strengths.

She attended Corporate Coach University where she obtained an Advanced Certified Corporate Coach degree. Frances also has a bachelor‘s degree in Business Management and a masters in Human Resources. She has facilitated classes for large and small groups, created and organized self-improvement and employee development programs, classes, and work books. She enjoys coaching others one-on-one or in groups. Frances is a professional discipleship coach certified through Blueprint for Life Institute and is dedicating her life to helping others find their God-given purpose in life.

She has found her passion in life and wants to share her passion by helping others find theirs!

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