When I get excited about something, I’m a leap, then look kind of girl. Despite some of the mistakes from my past, I don’t seem to grasp this concept of planning, looking, and then leaping. I’m usually am still writing the list while diving in the fray.
In our hearts we carry these dreams, these hopes of accomplishment, these callings we want to carry out. We want so badly to move forward, to act, to create, but there is a mountain of laundry and a cyclone of office memos that seem to be blocking our path.
Not everything in our lives is a “Today” thing.
Today, meaning, things that should be taken care of “today” Oh you may think it is, it may feel as if it is, even the mail you receive tells you to “Act Today!”
Every single day, we have “today” stuff. Our spouse (or lack of), kids, pets, dry cleaners, car wash, drugstore and all this before some of us get to our other job, you know, the one with the paycheck. These are “today” things.
You may want to jump into the middle of something because you are excited. Trust me, I live this every day, I know this feeling well. There is this thing called “process”. Its prep time, learning, refining, getting our heart ready. Some days I wish there were a fast forward on prep time.
Fear Not! Those dreams, desires, hopes and callings don’t just die; they will live inside of you, waiting for the right Today.
No, not everything is a today thing. Many things clamor for the top of the today list. Today things will be done on the appropriate today with the open door.
Make your “to-do list”, line up chores and errands. Schedule the carpools and sleepovers, plot the family dinner nights, night out with friends. Then, set a prep time. Take a class, read a book, start a blog, something that sets the stage. Something that helps you prepare for the right today.
If something residing deep inside your heart gets moved from this today to the next today, it’s OK. The right today is on the horizon, you just need to be ready. A bright sun will always announce today’s arrival and closer to your today.
“For there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV