life beyond the well…



I’ve recently begun to embrace the word “yet”. We spend a lot of time talking about this word at work, in helping students understand the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

I like this word because it helps define that space in between what is, and what is to come. Yet is a word of the process. Think about the difference the word yet makes in these sentences:

“I’m not doing it.” vs. “I’m not doing it yet.”
“I don’t have a job.” vs. “I don’t have a job yet.”
“I’m not there.” vs. “I’m not there yet.”

That tiny word transforms a sentence. It allows us to see that what is…doesn’t always have to be what is. Imagine what would happen if we infused this word into our beliefs, our minds, and our hearts. I imagine the things that we say to ourself would change. You know, something along the lines of this:

“I haven’t lost weight” changes to “I haven’t lost weight yet.”
“God hasn’t delivered me” changes to “God hasn’t delivered me yet.”

There are many areas of my life that I have treated as if they were finite, when they actually have infinite potential and possibility. My personal challenge is go back and reflect on those situations, with my “Yet” mindset.

I suppose this is just another part of the process.

Until next time…


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

2 thoughts on “Yet.

  1. Great post.
    Thanks for reminding me of the power of one little WORD. That’s why I have a love/hate relationship with English.
    My favorite two words, that I don’t say enough … BUT GOD!

  2. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…yet!

    I loved the post Ms. Davis. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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