A while back, a three word phrase popped into my head. At the time it made some sense to me, but I wasn't completely sure what to do with it. I parked it in my notes, until I felt like I had a better handle on it. And then a few days ago, things became more clear.
As April was winding down, and May fast approaching, that three word phrase came back to me. I remember hearing someone on the TV say it was almost May. As soon as I heard that word, it was back. This time though, with even more meaning.
All that to say, I'd like to invite you on a month long adventure. It's about a shift in the way we see time, and the challenges we are facing. If I can learn something about where I spend my time, how I spend it, and what I can do to be more intentional about it...I'm hopeful it could be an encouragement to someone else as well. So here goes...
"The Maybe Clock".
I feel like we are all on one.
Maybe...I'll get to it.
Maybe...I'll start it.
Maybe...I'll stop doing it.
Tick...Tock. Tick...Tock. Tick...Tock. Time passes, and maybe turns into more than likely we won't get to it, start it, or make the changes necessary to stop doing it. And before we know it, we are living in the land of indefinitely. Ever visited there? Are you there now?
That is why I am writing this post, and inviting you to come with me this month.
Are there some areas of life that you are tired of saying "MAYBE" to? Are there things you have been living in "the land of indefinitely" with, that you'd like to hand an eviction notice to?
If you are up for it, stop by here throughout the month of May. I'm going to be talking about how we see possibility in our lives. I want to reflect on how we see the probability of something changing in our future. I'll touch on how we wrestle with uncertainty. Do we leverage it as fuel, or allow it to paralyze us? That's just scratching the surface to where we'll go. By the end of the month, my hope is that all of us will feel more empowered and equipped to move in our MAYBE, in the direction of our intended destiny. My bet is some areas will be harder than others. But...I'm excited to think about the probability of it happening, the possibility of an exciting new chapter starting in our lives, and learning how the uncertainty that comes with it can actually be the fuel we use to journey through it.
From the origin of Middle English, the word MAYBE means: "it may be that..."
It MAY BE that...
We need to be more intentional about it.
We need to start moving in the direction of it.
We need to see the value of setting it down, and walking away from it.
MAYBE...Just MAYBE...That One Decision Is What Was Always Meant To Be.
Whether we like it or not, the clock has started.
Let's make MAYBE, what was always meant to be...
Leveraged to help us reach our destiny.
See you back here, tomorrow.
P.S. Maybe you'd like to share this with a friend who could use the encouragement. That would be great. The more the merrier. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what happens this month, as we are on the clock together.
That's where we'll start tomorrow...
"What does it mean to be...ON THE CLOCK?"