Saturday, December 5, 2015

30 Day Writing Challenge: Words I Carry

Hello all. I'm going to try and keep today's post short and sweet since it's quarter to midnight and I have to go to a work Christmas party tomorrow *shudder*.
For today I will be discussing some words of wisdom I was given a few years ago. Whenever you're about to graduate, people come out of the woodwork to give you advice. Graduating high school was a completely surreal experience for me because my last few years had been really enjoyable and the ceremony itself seemed a bit... monotonous. My dad had been the commencement speaker, though, so that was a highlight. Oh, and I got to dance. Always fun. But during my graduation party, a bunch of people kindly wrote words of wisdom for me to look through later, and one or two have actually stayed with me since then. I talked about this a long time ago, but I feel the words are worth repeating.
"Thinking back on the time that has passed since my high school graduation, I want to offer this: DON'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW! Obey the Lord and then follow your dreams with relentless vigor and passion. Do not let obstacles deter you. Don't wait for the "perfect timing" to occur. Make it happen with prayer and persistence. If you delay, time is lost. And you can't get it back. (At least this side of Heaven!)"
I think of those words whenever I am unsure about my writing, where I wanna go. It has actually been hard to find time to pray lately, what with family visiting and finals and all that. I lay my head down, close my eyes to start talking to God... and then next thing I know it's two in the morning and I've dozed off. So I'm working on that. I cherish my prayer time, and I was thinking about joining the prayer chain just so I could spend a little more time in prayer.
But getting back on topic, I look back on those words a lot, especially about obeying the Lord and following your dreams.
Just another little tidbit before I go, it has sort of become my motto in life: Whatever you do, do it with excellence.


1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying reading your answers to the writing challenge.