This morning, as I was mixing and stirring and preparing my morning potions and swallowing my morning medications, I had this thought, "I HAVE arrived."
You see, when I was in my early college years, my sister was about to get married to her wonderful husband (who is also named Brian), when my mom made a profound proclamation that didn't seem all that important at the time. She said, "There will never be a day when you think, 'Oh! This is it! This it the life that I've always been preparing for! I have arrived at my perfect life.'"
When she first uttered those words, I'm quite certain that I didn't think much about them, but for whatever reason, I did file them away. And, I can't tell you how many times those words have come back to me. I've shared them with friends, written them in journals, and pondered their significance in my own life.
For me, this simple concept that there will never be a day when our perfect life begins is enlightening and encouraging. For some, this might seem rather discouraging, like, 'Oh no! It's always going to be this bad!'"
I'm choosing instead to realize that it's always going to be this good. I'm choosing to start living my best life for Christ today. I don't get any repeats or do-overs. This is it, folks! We are all one hit wonders, so today is the day to start making your life count!