This Is The Day The Lord Has Made
By Kim Roberts
I was watching a documentary in January about basketball legend Kobe Bryant commemorating his life on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death.
During the documentary, several things stood out – one being the reason he changed his jersey number from 8 to 24 while playing for the Lakers.
While most of us remember Kobe’s amazing career and that he won three NBA championship titles as No. 8 and his final two wearing No. 24, he appeared in eight All-Star games with his first number and 10 with the new number.
The reason behind the jersey swap is translatable to everyday life.
For starters, Kobe said that the number represented a clean slate. He was starting new and completely fresh with the number 24. He went on to say 24 was representative of one day – that each day is as important as the last and that you start new with each sunrise – it’s all about working to make every day meaningful.
He’s right, each day that God gives us is as important as the last, and we need to make the most of it and not waste a second of it.
He added that when you get older, your muscles start getting sore and aching, but you show up to practice and remind yourself, “OK, this day is the most important day ever. I have to push through this soreness.”
This is an excellent way to view life – each day may not be perfect, you will make mistakes, say and do things you aren’t proud of; you may be tired and broken, but you have 24 hours to fix things, make amends, repent and improve yourself in the eyes of God.
Start each day fresh and embrace all that it has to offer while being the best version of yourself possible.
What will you do with your day?