Five Minute Friday ~ Tomorrow

Hello!! Each Friday morning, I wake up eager to click over to Kate Motaung’s blog and discover the word prompt for the wonderful gathering of bloggers known as Five Minute Friday. It is a time of off-the-cuff writing on a common word prompt. We write for five minutes–no over-thinking and no editing ( well maybe not much editing). Then we hit ‘publish’ and the fun begins. I adore clicking around the WWW and reading what others have written on the word prompt.

Are you ready for today’s? The prompt for today is …….TOMORROW.

 

Let’s get to it.

 

Confession time.

I have a tendency toward ‘tomorrow living’.

What’s ‘tomorrow living’, you ask?

Tomorrow living’ is that mindset where one is always living for tomorrow; for the ‘big’ thing that will, hopefully, happen tomorrow or sometime in the future. It could be called ‘one-day living’. Let me offer a few examples:

  •  One day/tomorrow I will finally write a blog post that goes viral.
  • One day/tomorrow I will get a publishing contract.
  • One day/tomorrow we won’t have to struggle financially.
  • One day/tomorrow I will have a better job.
  • One day/tomorrow my husband/wife be a better spouse.
  • One day/tomorrow I will lose weight.
  • One day/tomorrow I will start to exercise.
  • One day/tomorrow __________________________________

 

Please don’t misunderstand me. Setting goals for our tomorrows is a good thing, but when we live for the tomorrows, we miss what God has for us today. I’ve been guilty of it for the longest time. Living for the tomorrow, missing the beauty of today.

 

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What if I don’t make it to tomorrow? None of us are promised tomorrow, so, why not let tomorrow take care of itself. Today, God has something special for me to see, something special for me to do. He wants me to be present in today, with my heart tuned to His, always ready to walk into opportunities He places in my path to serve His people. I don’t want to get to heaven one day and find out that I missed so much because ‘tomorrow living’ blinded me to the beauty of what He had for me today. Do you?

 

Most of our lives are crucified between two thieves: yesterday and tomorrow. We never live today. But the time to live is now. It is today. ~~ W. Oscar Thompson 

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  • This is true Leah! We don’t have to miss “Today” because we are busy planning on tomorrow. We ought to be present, alive and well for ‘Today’ and live for TODAY fruitfully.
    God Bless Leah, Have a superb weekend.

    • I love that, Ifeoma….’live for today fruitfully”! Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by!

  • kelly balarie

    Beautiful Leah! You and I completely think along the same lines. I love that. I want to live in today. Lord, don’t let me miss the beauty. I hope you are doing well Leah. I care for you so much. Visiting from FMF today!

    • Kelly, thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll be by your place to visit sometime today, too. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

  • This is beautiful, Leah! I want to live for today, and let tomorrow take care of itself too! So glad to see you at FMF! :-)

    • Thank you, Betsy. I typically do two link-ups each week, sometimes three. #FMFparty and #GraceTruth are my go-to link-ups. I just don’t have time for more than that. Bless you, friend.

  • So very true, Leah.”The time to live is now.” Let’s live fully present today!

    • Amen!! Thank you for stopping by!! Bless you!!

  • Heaven Smiling

    The grass is always greener on the other side of today, eh? I appreciate your reminder to live fully today. Thank you for your quotes, too! Stopping by from Grace and Truth

    • What a great name…heaven smiling. I love that. Thanks for stopping by!!

      • Heaven Smiling

        Thanks, Leah! I like it, too.

  • Ginger Harrington

    How well I know those tomorrow points. For me, realizing I was holding onto the desire for those tomorrow things as a “must have” to be ok in my writing and ministry. Living for tomorrow puts a pressure on our expectations that tempts us to rely on our flesh and creates idols out of our good desires. Your post is so encouraging to make the most of today and trust God for tomorrow. Leah, I am so very much getting to “know” your work and your focus through community link ups. You are a treasure!

    • Oh Ginger, I’m humbled. Thank you for the kind words. You are so right…living for tomorrow puts a pressure on our expectations that tempts us to rely on our flesh and creates idols out of our good desires. Girl, that will preach!! Thanks for stopping in.

  • Tara Ulrich

    I am guilty of living tomorrow living too! Thanks for the reminder to live and cherish today. THIS—“Living for the tomorrow, missing the beauty of today.” That Thompson quote is awesome. Thanks for sharing it!

    • Thanks Tara. I know that I have missed much blessing by having my eyes focused on tomorrow. Trying to be present in the present. Blessings to you.

  • Susan

    Absolute truth. We all need to read that!

  • Amy

    Such truth in your words Leah. I have been living in tomorrows for so long. Thank you reminding me that we are not promised tomorrow and I need to live in today.

    • Oh Amy, I think we are all guilty of ‘tomorrow living’. And in some ways, it is necessary. It is a balance, plan for tomorrow, but be fully present today. Blessings to you, friend.

  • Absolutely important to remember.

    • Debbie, thanks for the encouragement. Blessings to you!

  • Karen Hossink

    “why not let tomorrow take care of itself”
    I have a dear Friend who said the same thing! *wink* And for good reason.
    I’ve been guilty of tomorrow living, too. Oh, how we need to be present today. Good words here! *smile*

    • I know your Friend!!! Yes, we do need to be present in today!! Thanks for stopping in!