We should never postpone doing the enjoyable things in life simply because
we think there's no time in the present. Many times we place in the future
the things that we want to do now and simply hope that one day we will get
around to doing that “fun” activity. What we must keep in mind is that
today is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. We
are to enjoy each day that we are alive and relish the precious moments
that we have with our friends and family. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11) (Psalm 118:24)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to no longer wait for the
future to do the things that have been kept on your to-do-list, but rather
renew your mind and know that today is the best day to do the enjoyable
things that have been kept in your to-do handbook.
I was sitting in an office waiting room the other day. This normally busy
time was quiet and peaceful for a change.
Sitting nearby was a young mother and child.
I was reading one of the magazines when I overheard the two of them talking.
“Mommy, when is someday?” the young child asked as she thumbed through a book.
“When is what?” Mom replied.
“Why do you ask that?”
“Well, you always tell me, ‘Someday we will...’ So I want to know when will
Mom paused for a moment trying to find an answer that would appease her
young, inquisitive child.
“It's right after somewhere, somehow and sometime,” mom answered smiling.
“Mom! I mean it! It just seems someday will never come.”
“Oh, it will. I've got to believe it will,” mom said with a more serious tone.
There was silence in the room once more.
It got me thinking about my “somedays.” I know I too, have said that many
times to my own children.
“Someday we'll go camping.”
That never happened.
“Someday you, Evan and I will take a day and just have fun together. We'll
do guy things. You know just the three of us.”
That hasn't happened either.
Of course, according to that woman, someday comes after somewhere, somehow
“I'll take you somewhere special. All I have to do is find the time
somehow. Well, we'll do it sometime, I promise.”
I'm not a big sports fan. But I watch football whenever I can. In
particular the playoffs and the Super Bowl. I don't know all the rules for
the game and I really don't want to. You see, I don't watch the game. I
watch the people.
After hearing that mother and child and thinking about my somedays, I
discovered the answer in the eyes of the guys running with the football.
Every one of them had the same look in their eyes. Determination.
Men were after them from all angles, but their focus was on the goal. They
knew where they were headed and in that brief moment each and every time
they believed they were going to get there. Every time. Even after being
dragged to the ground, slammed head first into the dirt, they would rise
immediately, celebrate what they had accomplished and start again.
Never once did they think, “Someday I'll make a touchdown. Somewhere I'll
find an opening and somehow get to the other end of the field. Sometime
in my career I'll cross that goal line!”
It would never happen, would it?
It's wonderful to dream. I am a dreamer. But the things that I really
wanted in life had to move from the dream stage, to the planning stage and
on to reality.
So what's the answer to “When is someday?”
When I choose to make it happen. Like right now, today.
How many somedays do you have in your life?
By Bob Perks
Be encouraged to take the initiative and set a specific time for you and
your family to do a fun activity together. Don't wait for the tomorrows'
that we keep promising ourselves, but rather make a decision that you are
going to enjoy to the fullest the time that you have with those who are
nearest to your heart. (Habakkuk 3:18-19) (James 4:13-15) (Ephesians 5:21-29)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 “Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our
God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good
pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, according
to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto
all good works.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: TAKE TIME
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Today’s Selected Testimony: AN EASTER MIRACLE
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry