"Out of my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me, and set me free and in a large place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is on my side and takes my part, He is among those who help me; therefore shall I see my desire established upon those who hate me. It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in princes."
(Psalm 118:5-9 – AMP)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because God has set me in a large place where people cannot limit my progress or diminish my gifts and talents; a place where they cannot dilute the force of my life, nor prohibit me from realizing all of my possibilities. No one can confine me to their vision of me, or make me be something that I am not. I will not let anyone put me in a box by their words, opinions, or beliefs about me. I am who God says I am, and that's all that matters!
Today I will bow my knees to Jesus, and let Him tell me what to do in the authority of the Father, by the power of the Holy Sprit, as He commanded: "Don't set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let Him tell you what to do . . ." (Matthew 23:9 – The Message).
Today I will let no one define my personality, nor determine my potential. They cannot deter my progress, delay my promotion, or defeat my purpose. I am God's workmanship — He is the potter and I am the clay!
Today I will let no one choose the right path for me. I will be teachable, submitted to spiritual authority, and will wait for the confirmation of two or three witnesses; but, ultimately, I must choose for myself the way that I should go. I will be solely responsible for my own decisions.
Today I will get a bigger picture in my head of who I am, and what I am supposed to do, than what I have settled for up to this point.
Today I will break out of the mold that has been set for me (or that I have set for myself), not so that I can be seen as a rebellious maverick, but so that I can be the individual that God created in His own image, submitted to His unique will for my life.
Today I will just generally live a bigger life, and today I will live in the now!
Father, let Your will be done in me, on earth as it is in heaven today.
In Jesus’ name, amen.