Spiritual Life

“Someday” vs. “Today”

Do you ever dream about what your “some day” will look like while being disappointed in the “today”?  I find myself often thinking that when all my “whens” are lined up (like “when the kids are both in school” or “when we’ve finished paying off the line of credit” or “when I loose that extra weight that’s been bugging me”; you get the picture) that that’s when I’ll be able to (hopefully) experience some of my dreams & desires.  But what if those “whens” never come to be?  And what do I do in the meantime?

I love the verse in Esther 4:14 that reads: “Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”.  Although it’s fun to dream about the future & the “what if’s”, I am realizing that perhaps I need to concentrate a bit more on the “now”.  And so amidst doing laundry, grocery shopping & making meals, travelling to & fro from school & back multiple times a day, running errands & all the other “mundane” tasks on my to do list, I need to remind myself that :”Who knows if perhaps I were made mother & wife for just such a time as this?!”  Maybe I’ve been focusing too much on the mundane & dreaming on the “some day” that I’m missing God’s call for me right now.

What does this verse look like for you?  Where do you find yourself today & how is God trying to use you today?