Someday

Someday I’ll write that book.

I’ll travel when I have more money.image

Next year I’ll learn a new language.

I’ll go back to school when I have more time.

I’ll reconnect with my friend soon.

Monday I’ll start eating healthier and exercising.

Someday I’ll patch things up with my dad.

Tomorrow I’ll apologize to my brother.

Someday won’t just happen. You have to make it happen.

Stop making excuses. Stop waiting for more time or more money or better circumstances. Don’t wait until you’re not scared anymore.

Someday can be today. Step into the fear. Make the call. Book the trip. Enroll in that class. Skip the McDonald’s value meal and go for a walk instead.

Make today the someday you’ve talked about for years. Move toward what you’ve always wanted to do and see what happens.

You have nothing to lose!

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.    Ephesians 2:10 NIV

 

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Live Like it Matters

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets, even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

For a long time I’ve felt a tension between what I have to do and what I want to do. Not because I don’t enjoy the “have to” part.  The “have to” part is really good. It just doesn’t leave much time for the “want to”.  I have a divine discontent deep within and I desire with all my heart to make a difference. To not waste my life.

What if I never get to do what I really want?  Will my life matter?

Yes. Because I choose to live like it matters.

I will love and take care of my family and friends like it matters.  My sisters and I were with Dad in the hospital when he passed and it mattered. Especially to Mom, because she couldn’t be there.

And we were with Mom at home when she took her last breath.  That mattered to all of us more than we even know now.

I will do my best at taking care of all things financial for the construction company where I work because it matters to my boss, my coworkers, our vendors, and all the people who enter our buildings.

I forgave the friend who betrayed me because it matters. It matters to her and me and our families.

The day to day living matters. What you think is the mundane may be someone’s most meaningful moment.  The random conversation in the grocery store.  Finally having that couple over for dinner and good conversation will matter to them more than you know.  The time you spend talking to your kids.  Serving a meal at the local homeless shelter.  Calling your parents.  Smiling at the weird looking guy at the gas station.  It all matters.

There are no small lives.  You matter and what you do matters.

So live on purpose.

Live like it matters.