It's time to throw open the curtains
on today's sunrise and embrace
all that God has in store for you! Today is a new day full of potential that has never happened before and will never happen again.
You have a choice today. Option 1
is to hit the snooze button, pull the sheets up over your chilled shoulders, take in a leisurely sighing breath and drift back into Lala land. Option 2
is to turn off the alarm, jump up out of bed, throw open the curtains on the world
and step into a brand new day full of adventure, intrigue, mystery and unbelievable potential.
We often forget that it is our choice
We choose how we interpret the day. We get to decide how it plays out.
We can let the day happen to us or we can shape the day by being intentional on how we embrace it.
I talked to a few Warriors early this morning and the topic of uncertainty came up quite a bit.
Everyone had their own take on it given their season in life, but they all embraced the idea that you have to plan things out and execute, be intentional in stepping into revelation, and be willing to be interrupted.
That sounds like it is coming from opposite directions: Be discipled and planned out (so that you get done what God has asked you to do) yet let God interrupt you whenever necessary.
The other thing that came up was the importance of relationships and the certainly that relationships will trump pretty much everything else in life.
The old saying, 'On your death bed you won't be wishing you had spent more time at the office' is really true.
Let's look at embracing uncertainty through the lens of relationships.
How can we be intentional and planned out and at the same time be available when God comes knocking?
It starts with being planned out in our core relationships.
Core relationships defined as our relationship with God, spouse, children and on down the line.
We should be intentional in all these relationships and have a weekly plan on how to build into them.
For example we build into our relationship with God with morning time.
We work on making our marriages awesome by having consistent date nights. We pour into our children by having personal one on one time with them.
We have a desired outcome in mind, we create a plan on how to get there, and then we execute the plan.
Here is the really cool part.
Having a plan and executing the plan gives you the margin to be interrupted.
Being organized and disciplined gives you margin to get unorganized when you need to. It gives you the capacity to embrace the uncertainty, adventure, intrigue, mystery and unbelievable potential of today.
It's a choice. How will you begin your day? Will your feet hit the ground with boundless anticipation or will you roll over in bed and pass up the opportunity?
Embrace today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.