March 27, 2013

Worship Wednesday: Waiting for Tomorrow



"Waiting for Tomorrow" by Mandisa is -- simply put -- an anthem of hope and determination.

Makes me wonder...how many times have I said "I'll do that later"?

Am I waiting for tomorrow to
  • Tell my neighbor about Jesus?
  • Spend time loving -- really loving -- my husband?
  • Understand the passions that drive me?
  • Invest time in people?
  • Follow my dreams?
  • Take care of my health?
  • Learn that thing I've always wanted to learn?
  • Commit my mornings to prayer?
Whatever it is, don't wait until tomorrow.

Because life...well, it's happening NOW.

And we're not guaranteed tomorrow, anyway.

I want to live life with no regrets. And I'm realizing that, for me, that doesn't always mean I have to go go go.

Sometimes, in my life, it means slowing down.

Savoring the joy.

Kindling a flame.

Watching it grow into something beautiful.

Your Turn: What does living life with no regrets -- not waiting for tomorrow -- mean to you? 

*Yesterday, I posted about The Art of Not Rushing on the American Christian Fiction Writers Blog. I talk more about this whole slowing down thing, specifically in relation to my writing. 

12 comments:

  1. When I live life fast, I always have regrets. Not that I don't have any when I live slow--but I have less. :)

    Beautiful song and post today, Linds! Love it. Love you.

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    1. I'm learning that same thing, Jess. And I love ya back!

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  2. I love this post today, Linz. (Do I say that every M-W-F around here?) But I really do. I tend to waffle in extremes--either rush, rush, rush or tumble into laziness. I've been searching around for the happy middle...because I want to slow down enough to enjoy life, but not sit back so much that I miss out on anything...or like you said, wait too long for some elusive "tomorrow."

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    1. Hehe, you're welcome to say it all you like! :)

      And you know I'm totally with you--as usual--on what you're saying here. So hard to find the happy medium!

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  3. Mandisa was just in concert near me last week! Our Chistian radio station advertised her concert for months. I love this song and I love the idea that we shouldn't put off the important things until tomorrow. For me, it's not waiting for tomorrow to play with my children, or read to them, or talk to them about what's most important. It's so easy to get caught up in all the tasks of today, and forget that tomorrow they'll be all grown up. As a mom, a wife, a writer, and so much more, it isn't easy to find the balance and perspective I need to manage it all. But God is showing me! Little by little.

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    1. I think that will challenge me as well. I get so task-focused that any interruption can get to me. But so often it's those little ways God directs us--to focus on people--that mean the most. What's my purpose, really, if I don't first and foremost love God and people?

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  4. Great question! I don't have an exact answer but I feel like being thankful in the moment and content is pretty huge for me. :-)

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    1. Those are awesome! It can be hard to be content because I'm always striving for the next thing, but remembering that God's got me exactly where He wants me...well, that's comforting. But I can't get complacent there either, so it really is a balance.

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  5. Thanks for this thought-provoking question. I believe sometimes I wait for tomorrow because on some level I take it for granted that it will arrive. But one day, that won't be true. Hmmm...time to put that into perspective. Thanks!

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    1. You're so welcome! And I do the same thing: assume I'll have tomorrow.

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  6. Yes, for me too it's slowing down and enjoying life. Balancing this thing we call life can be difficult. Balance to press forward towards our dreams while not missing out on family. I tend to be responsibility driven. Translated we don't have "fun" until all the work is done. I'm learning (even after 18 years with kids) to let loose a little and enjoy every day life.

    My favorite times are dinner. Yesterday everybody came in at different times but we all sat around the kitchen talked and laughed and was just plain noisy -- good times.

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    1. Oh, that's so beautiful, Alena! So excited to let loose and have fun with you in three months. Woot!

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