It’s ok to make plans. It’s ok to plan for the future. I don’t think James in today’s passage is discouraging planning. I believe the bigger idea here is how many of us bank on having the future. We do this whenever we utter the word “someday.” Someday, I’ll get healthy. Someday, I’ll write the book. Someday, I’ll take the trip. Saying “someday” is foolish because you won’t find “someday” on any calendar. It never comes. Better to do something today while you have it than to wait until “someday.”
Questions for further thought:
1. Why do we tend to push things off to “someday”?
2. What’s one thing you can do today to take action on your one thing?
Challenge: Answer question #2 and do that one thing. If your health is your one thing, go for a walk. Join a gym. Get a coach. Take a class. Do something today.
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