Every day is a holiday
There was a football coach who had a saying that he would drill into the minds of his players every day.
The saying was simple, yet profound.
At the beginning of practice he would shout, “Boys, every day is a holiday and every meal is a feast.”
For a group of 16-year-olds that was hard for them to understand. After all, how is every day a holiday, especially when you are on a practice field in temperatures 90 degrees and above?
The coach was wanting the boys to see that every day they came to practice was a blessing. They had the privilege and opportunity to participate in a sport they all loved to play.
He knew that if they viewed each day as a privilege, then they would be more likely to make the most of that day.
As some of the boys grew older, some realized just what the coach meant. If they could only wake up each day and view it as a special day.
It was a day that they had the opportunity to enjoy and use for good. Even though at times the world around us is depressing and seems almost hopeless, each day we wake up is another opportunity God has given us to make a difference, not only in our lives but also in our world. So how will we choose to view each new day?
Friends, each day we wake up should be viewed as a holiday, a special day to use for God’s glory. Instead of viewing it with dread, try viewing it with excitement and anticipation. Think of all the endless possibilities that lie before us, some of which we have not even taken hold of yet. Every day is truly a holiday.
“This is the day which the Lord made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)