This summer, we spent a weekend in Pine, AZ.
It was lovely to be with family and get away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
While there, we attended church where we had a wonderful lesson.
The woman teaching was talking about goals.
She taught that desires are only wishes until we make a plan.
Only after the plan do we have a true goal.
She ended by saying,
"Someday is not a day of the week."
That hit me pretty hard. I loved it. I wanted to remember it. I even googled it.
Google told me that Denise Brennan Nelson said it. But then it told me that Janet Dailey
was actually the one to say it. Then Pinterest told me that it was actually Dr. Phil.
So I'm sorry it I'm not giving credit where credit is due, but I am going to attribute this one to
the dear woman who taught me a valuable lesson in Pine, Arizona.
Someday is not a day of the week.
How often do I say that I need to improve my scripture study
and then continue doing the same thing I have been doing for the last year?
Or that I need to exercise more regularly
but choose to push the snooze button two times each morning?
Or that I would love to play a certain new piece on the piano
but I keep playing the same comfortable things over and over?
The list could go on.
So I've decided that I need to start making these desires into goals.
And I need to make short term, obtainable goals.
Maybe even daily goals.
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder,
"what did I even accomplish today?"
More often than I like to admit, maybe.
So I am committing.
Each morning, as part of my routine,
I will prayerfully decide what I can reasonably accomplish that day.
And then I am going to do what it takes to make it happen.
Because someday is not a day of the week.