Someday—the concept possessing all possibilities, hopes, aspirations, anticipations, dreams, desires. This word carries us from the present into our wishes and allows us escape from our present pains, confusions, monotonies, bondage, complacency, apathy, and boredom. We allow—even embrace—the release of our present prisons, whether self-imposed or placed upon us. Our hopes carry us away on gleaming silver clouds, transporting us into the lofty places of our minds. Someday we will… someday we can… someday we won’t… someday everything will be right again—but reality can only be held off for so long, suspended by the will of our minds. And what are we to do when it comes and obliterates this ideal of someday? Will we stand up to it, merely entertaining someday while remaining centered in reality? Will we crumble in hopelessness as we cannot reconcile true reality and what we believed to be reality? Why allow ourselves to imprison ourselves in the future in addition to the present?
I bid you, not someday, but today. Someday will never come, it is always living in the future, unattainable while in the present. We cannot change the past, we cannot determine the future, we can only decide what happens in the present, which in turn influences the future, molding someday. We truly only control the twenty-four hours of today that we reside in, and subsequently the moments in which we are forever traveling through.
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.” ~ James 4:13-16