I was 28 when I scheduled the only vocal lesson I’ve ever taken (if you’ve only gotten to know me recently, I used to sing a lot in my former life). The instructor was resting her voice that day, so instead of speaking, she wrote out all her instructions and feedback.

At the end of the lesson, we were “chatting” — me talking, her jotting down answers and questions. I don’t remember how we got there, but eventually I said something offhand: “I just need to figure out what I’m doing with my life.”

She looked at me for a moment, wrote “how old are you?” — then grabbed a clean sheet of paper for her next sentence.

“Honey, you’re doing it.”

It’s been 20 years since, and I can still get bogged down in my heart and mind, trying to “figure myself out” and deciding where I need to go next. As my husband tells me, I can get in my own way more than anyone he knows. Maybe you’re like me, too, always trying to come up with what you’re supposed to be doing with your days or your next step.

But honey, we’re doing it.

God is doing something with your today. He doesn’t want to waste time; He’s growing and changing you right now if you let Him. And God wants to do something with your tomorrow — He’s asking you to be bold and trust him and move out without fear or endless questioning.

Don’t let all your doing be only thinking.

If you want more joy, you have to plan for it.

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