TODAY’S MANNA: If not today, tomorrow shall be my day PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:44

BY Berlie G. Yap


The champion’s attitude is he daily sees life as going to be for his favor; he talks to himself and says, “If my answer won’t be today, tomorrow shall definitely be!” He always feels that every day is his day. God wants us to have the same positivism. We are born in this world not to be losers, but winners in life!

Joel Osteen penned, “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’”

Insisting to live in the past can make one no better but stuck him in the rut. Progress is a result of one’s willingness to take the risks to let go of his past—whether good or bad. Your life’s nightmares before can become your best teachers today if you can harness your emotions and without regret release forgiveness. It is when someone keeps to hold to his former pains that consequently those same will tie him to his old life or stop him to advance to progress, not an inch while the reality is that promotion has already been waiting him for a long time—a time overdue.

God is on your side, never ever forget that! If He was willing to give up His only Son just to be able to redeem you, how much more will He not be willing to do also everything just to preserve you! He will surely do His part. He never will forget but oblige Himself to help you. It is that factor that everyone knows as the divine. But we, however, have our part too. Dean Ed Sanson continues to inculcate to us that in achievements they are a product of both DISCIPLINE and DIVINE INTERVENTION. The former is our part while the latter is God’s.

God has his way of humor. When Sarah exactly turned 90 years old (and Abraham 100), she gave birth to Isaac. It was a 25 years of waiting. Nonetheless, they held on to the promise that one day their promised son would be born. Well, Sarah could have baby Isaac earlier than 90 years old but why that old? The reason is that it would be an indisputable miracle if the birth of the promised son would be in such a circumstance. And mind you, we leave surrounded with miracles every day unrecognized.

God is only shaping us today to qualify us for tomorrow. Either today’s hardships or a seeming God’s denials are only preparations to better ready us in the future. Joseph “the dreamer” did receive earlier premonitions of his future royalty. Nobody believed him. Besides, his innocence was understood by his jealous brothers as arrogance. He was pitted, potted but later on putted! He became the next man after pharaoh—a position equivalent to a prime minister in a democratic republican state today.

He lacked the needed privileged education to qualify him for his future destiny. Thus, God would have to put him to prison for him to learn administration, government, ethics and even politics. Fellow royal prisoners inside taught him all those needed learning. He might have felt all the inferiority in the world in those injustices. But little did he know that God didn’t leave him and that he was only on a tough training qualifying him for the throne. And sure when his ripening moment arrived he had what it took to be the man after pharaoh. He ran Egypt in such brilliance.

Now, it is your turn. You can simply declare every day and in faith say, “If it won’t be today, definitely tomorrow shall be my day”. When it’s about your life and you future, never apologize to apply God’s promises.

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