This post is part of my series for Write 31 Days (writing on a prompt every day during the month of October). I may not be posting on the blog every day, but you can find an index page where all the posts in the series will be added here. The prompt today is “establish.”
“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” (James Joyce)
This reminds me that the little choices matter. They may not seem significant at the time, but gradually, day by day, they are shaping the people we become.
For example, the choice to write today. It was a hard decision. I’m busy and I’m tired, and sometimes I wonder if it’s worth the effort. On one level, it doesn’t matter. I know there’s no-one who is going to be particularly bothered if I miss a day of this challenge.
But on another level, it does matter. I took on the challenge of writing for 31 days in October, and the choice to keep going today helps establish me tomorrow as someone who perseveres when it’s tough, who takes commitments seriously, who does her best to finish what she starts. That’s the kind of person I want to be.
What else do I want to establish today?
Kindness, friendship, trust in God, expectation of seeing God at work…
It may not look like much today, but hopefully “some future day” it will seem worthwhile.
“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” (1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT)