For the last two days we (as if you have come to my house and are sitting across from me over a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or milk) were talking about:
“Live the life you’ve always imagined.”
I’ve spider-webbed to bring it back to: what is it going to look like for me to live a “life I’ve always imagined” when my imagination was a deserted island with tree house for Archie and me, an island with a yacht next door for Taylor, her prince, and 10 children to come and visit frequently (this is MY imagination, not Taylor’s).
Obviously, NONE of that is going to happen. To be honest, I’m not spending a lot of energy building a new imaginary world, since my first one came crashing in. So how do you “live” in the nothing?
Psalms 9:10 “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Yes, since Arch went home, I scour scripture to hear my heavenly Dad’s voice. It’s really cool cause the internet makes it soooo easy. Basically just type in,”What does the Bible say about ______?” and you get a bunch of verses. I usually do a couple of subjects. When you have a conversation with someone do you usually only talk about ONE subject? Neither do my heavenly Dad and I. Folks, this does require time and quietness. Is it always easy to cut out time? NO. Is it worth it…100%.
Jeremiah 30:17 “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast…”
I have a choice here. I can sit on my butt and wait for God to “dink” me and make me “all better,” or in my crawling/relearning to stand, I make one small do-able change as if I am already living the “life I have already imagined.” What does that look like?
I talked to Taylor (she’s the wall I bounce stuff off of, poor thing), and I made a list of things that in a perfect world I could do. I would:
-drink water daily (I don’t, currently)
-exercise (no, not to get “buff” but I had a tour for a 44 yr old very trim and active woman who had suffered a heart attack this year!!!! Her doctor said she needed to purposefully add an extra exercise to purposefully strengthen her heart. I learn something new EVERYDAY)
-I think I would like to play the guitar.
Three small things. How does that work NOW? I hate starting things I don’t finish. I don’t need anymore failures in my life, if they can be avoided. How about one small thing of each? Let’s try it:
-drink water (no set amount as some is better than the current none)
-walk 3-4 times per week
-learn one cord per week (since Taylor plays the guitar I have guitars available)
How about you? What can you do today to start living the life you’ve always imagined? It may not be the complete picture you have in your head, but what about a few of the items that you see in the “Photo” in you noggin?
“What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”Phil. 4:9
I do not believe/hope much in the “dink” theory, where my heavenly Dad will tap me with the magic wand and my life will be bliss. I do believe that I need to practice my faith by spending time with him, practice living as if the “dink” has happened and I have accomplished these other goals already.
“Fake it til ya make ya’ll,” i.e., practice makes perfect.
Have a blessed weekend. See you on Monday.