Rebecca West: Words & Music

Make Every Day Beautiful

It's a long and winding road -- this road to recovery. Only God knows where it will lead you, and what you will encounter along the way. When you make the decision to make every day beautiful, you are on your way to recovery. God gives each of us a new day. We can decide to make it beautiful, or we can choose to live in the pain and rejection of yesterday. If those memories are painful, do you really want to live in the memories of yesterday?

We, as individuals, have choices to make -- every day of our lives. Why not choose to live in the present? Aren't you ready to live, breathe, be happy and move on with your life?

I know that I, personally, have been through enough pain through my unwanted divorce to last me a lifetime. There is one important thing I have discovered on this road to recovery. My pain has propelled me into a new life, and I have already accomplished much more than I ever dreamed I could do on my own. By making the choice to make every day beautiful, God has met me there and led me down a new and exciting road. Living in the past only prevents you from obtaining the very best that God has for you. It holds you back from your destiny.

How can you make every day beautiful? Psalm 118:24 says: "This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Amplified). I encourage you to read God's word on a daily basis. His promises are life-saving, comforting, rejuvenating, and energizing! "Remember (fervently) the word and promise to Your servant, in which you have caused me to hope. This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life" (Psalm 119:49, 50 Amplified).

So what's next? It's time to enjoy some personal time:

  • Set aside some time every day to do what you totally enjoy. It may be reading a good book. You may have been putting off going on a mini vacation.
  • I have found that walking is great exercise -- not only is it a healthy thing to do, it is a great time to think, to be alone with your own thoughts with no interruptions.
  • You may want to call a friend who makes you laugh, or one you can pray for and encourage.

Very soon, as you make the effort to make every day beautiful, day by day, you will find yourself on the road to recovery! You will start to appreciate the beautiful flowers along the road, or in the meadow. You will notice how magnificent the golden sunset is on a warm night. And for the first time -- maybe in a long time -- you will see the sunrise on a new day. You are on your way. You are on your road to recovery, and it feels great to be alive again. To soar on angel's wings!

The journey has been long and sometimes rough, but now you have chosen a new pathway, a new road, and it is leading you to new pastures. "He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters" Psalm 23:2 Amplified). I ask you, what could be better than this?

Enjoy the journey. You are not alone. God is with you every step of the way. He has traveled this road before. Make every day beautiful -- and I will see you on the road to recovery!

~ Rebecca