Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Turning Someday into Today

Hey!!! Check me out!!! Over here!!!! ya me....... I grew up that shy, geeky, frizzball, brace faced awkward girl. I blended in, was nothing special. Every now and then I would say something humorous or profound and people would look at me in wonder that I actually had something to say. Those times were few and far between but when they happened I felt like I made a difference and I had a voice. Then the moment would pass and there I was again on the sidelines hoping and waiting for my chance to be someone someday.

Well guess what? I still find myself waiting on someday in a lot of ways. Still daydreaming about my future and what it will be like and how once I get there I will have it sooo together. Lies, lies, lies....its seems almost unfair that at such a young age we buy into these lies and get stuck forever in this fairy tale idea of life. Movies, I blame the movies:). Here is the thing, I'm putting my foot down on these lies the enemy feeds me with some new ground rules, I'm going to start making an effort to live for today and stop waiting on someday.

New Ground Rules:)

Change my thought life today and hold my thoughts captive to the truth by remaining in the word

Transform my life today by repenting and turning away from my sin

Be the best me I can be today, take an extra few minutes to do my hair and makeup ( single mom here!;)

Make a concious effort today to say a kind word to someone, anyone...even a stranger (being shy this can be a challenge) or do something thoughtful that someone may not expect

Take steps today to make my dreams come true (even if its scary to put yourself out there)

Call that friend today to setup a time to hangout

I have to admit it feels good to write today in these new ground rules. My encouragement to anyone else that lives for someday is that they stop believing they will be someone someday when the reality is today. Today is the start, today you are someone beautiful, today you are someone who can make a difference in a big or small way, today you are forgiven, today you can be the person you want to be. I think the first thing on my list is the most important because that is where the lies start. Our thought life, be kind to yourself and what you tell yourself. Whatever is pure, lovely and true keep your thoughts on those things, it will make a difference.


  1. i can't tell you how much i just adored this little post. it's definitely time to put our feet down and make the changes in our lives!
    xo TJ

  2. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words:)