I was sitting in my chiropractor’s office Friday and since I had forgotten to bring something to read (DUH!), I picked up a Men’s Health magazine. I ran across an article about a trainer named Bobby Maximus. (Sort of reminds me of Gladiator. 🙂 ) I give you that, not as a stamp of approval on Maximus, but as a “give credit where credit is due” thing. Anyway, they had some sayings which Maximus is fond of using. Several of them struck a chord…one I’ve heard before: “Do what’s right, not what’s easy.”
But the one that stayed with me so much I wrote it down and use it now is this:
There are 7 days in a week. ‘Someday’ is not one of them.
It is easy getting into that mode-whether we talk about our physical condition; our exercise program; a relationship we want to cultivate; a goal we want to realize; and especially our relationship with God. I don’t really need to go into detail as to each of these modes, so to speak. We all know how it applies to our physical condition or an exercise program, etc.
I do find it somewhat disconcerting when I consider how I have used the “Someday excuse” when it comes to cultivating my relationship with God. “Someday I will have that Quiet Time.” “Someday I will pray.” “Someday I will learn that verse.” Someday. Someday. Someday. And Someday never gets anything accomplished.
I’ve written about my two bike wrecks. No need to go into them again. If you want to read about it go here. But those two wrecks have taught me some serious lessons…one of them is don’t use “Someday” as an excuse to get things done which need done. Don’t keep putting things off. For example, Jo & I are in a much better place than we have been for years, largely because of this philosophy. Talking more. Hugging and snuggling more. Kissing more. I’ll stop there. 🙂 🙂 (I know Tami…TMI)
Don’t keep saying “Someday.”