Your Tomorrow Starts Today
Sometimes we get so caught up in planning for the future, setting goals and striving for a better tomorrow that we miss out on today and all it has to offer us. Without today, without this moment, the goals we set are nothing more than dreams and ideas we hope to accomplish.
But what about today?
What will we do today to create that vision we have for tomorrow and for five years from now?
I have been guilty of telling myself I’ll do that tomorrow. I’ll start again tomorrow. If I make bad choices today, it’s okay. And while that may be true in many ways, it’s not my best option for how to live.
And here’s the thing. If tomorrow can be a new day, if tomorrow can be a fresh start, why can’t today be one, too? If I make a choice I wish I hadn’t in the morning, why can’t I choose to start again — take a do over — this afternoon? Today has too much potential and opportunity to overlook it and wait for tomorrow to get here.
We risk missing the miracles and opportunities available to us today if we become lost in the process of planning for what we want to do. We are all called and designed both to create and to inspire beauty in spite of our brokenness. We need to embrace today’s moments, even if we don’t get them exactly perfect. Even if we screw up.
Because even when we make mistakes or choices we wish we hadn’t, today isn’t over. It isn’t completely ruined. It doesn’t have to be perfect to count. God gave us the opportunity for second chances and 27th chances and 104th chances because He knew we’d stumble and screw up. As for those second chances? They are just as good for today as they are for tomorrow or next week or next month.
Nothing happens if all we do is plan. Eventually, we have to do something. And there’s no better time for doing something than today.
So, what will you do today to help shape the dream and vision in your heart?
This post is part of a series of short freewriting prompts based on a single word from Kate Motaung at Five Minute Friday. With the word in mind, I tune into a writing playlist, typically choose two songs, and write without editing or stopping until the two songs are finished because showing up is just as important as the words that end up on the page.
Today’s word — today.