Lets Play Tug-Of-War

Have you ever heard the saying, “Carpe Diem?” While many of us have, some perhaps have not, well- Carpe Diem!

Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC – 8 BC), more widely known as Horace, that has become an aphorism. It really means to place little faith in the next day, but instead place our trust in the present day. The reality is, while we think tomorrow is promised, it really isn’t. So what do we do with the only promised moment and time (present/today) that we have?

When you think of the word seize, what thoughts and images does it evoke? When I think of the word, I think of the childhood game, Tug-of-War, maybe you’ve played it before. It’s the pitting of one team’s will versus another team’s will to violently pull each other to their respective sides. The team usually with the most strength, strategic placement of people, and will usually win.

Well, that’s how we should attack life each day. Play Tug-Of War with each day, being determined to win and fulfill your purpose. Snatch your joy, peace, purpose, and desires from the other side, whichever that may be! Seize your Day! Truly this is the Day, that The Lord hath made and WE should rejoice, be glad, and Carpe Diem!!


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