One of the benefits of getting older is coming to the realization that every day matters but every day is not crucial to the outcome of our lives. There are "throw away days" and "throw away moments". We will still come to the same result, even if things don't always go as we have planned. God's plan is a "long term plan" not a "today plan". We get confused by thinking that what we feel may be right as being the only way to achieve our purpose in life. God sees the end and His plan is much better than ours. We need to realize that although something may not go our way today, it doesn't mean that our life is ruined or that we won't reach our goal, and most importantly, God's goal for our lives.
Lord, thank you for having a plan that is about "hope" and my "future" and not just short term gratification.