Julia T. Williams | Getting It Together
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Getting It Together

Every morning on my way to school, I pass a couple of memorial gardens. And every morning, there is always a green tent hoisted above either a freshly dug resting place or a freshly covered one. Some mornings I count three or four of these tents. I usually say a prayer for those who were left behind. I also say a prayer for me. Because it is reminders like those that implore me to get moving with my dreams because time waits on no one.

Every morning that I wake up, I take advantage of the fact that I have been given another chance. God didn’t give me breath just because. He gave me breath because He has a purpose for me. He knows the dreams that I have, the plans that I have. Most importantly, He knows the plans he has for me (Jeremiah 29:11).

Often I take advantage of that fact, that my purpose has not yet been fulfilled. I wake up giving thanks for another day, another breath, yet I go about my day not taking the initiative to move forward with purpose. I continue on in a mundane manner, constantly saying “tomorrow I will…” Tomorrow is not promised to me. So I need to put aside those things that aren’t on the high list of priorities and get moving with those things that are.

I can sit up here and offer many excuses. School. Fatigue. Illness. Stress. All things that have plagued me recently. But the real reason is simply: LAZINESS. That and the fact that there’s always tomorrow. Not!

I don’t want to find a green tent parading above my six foot deep resting place along with my dreams. I don’t want God to give His plans for me to someone else because I was too lazy to fulfill them. I can’t continue putting it off.

This past weekend, while fighting a cold, I began putting thoughts into action. Instead of spending Wednesday night through most of Saturday in idle mode and waiting until Saturday night and Sunday to get my homework done, I went above and beyond by not only getting my work done early, I went ahead so that this weekend I won’t have much, if any, homework to do. This will give me the chance to get some articles written, work more on my memoir, get to chapter two of my second novel.

I want to get my priorities in order.

I want to control my life and not let it control me.

I refuse to let the sun set on me before my plans are fulfilled.

Blessings & Prosperity!

This is Jewells signing out…

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