Remember the thrill you’d feel when as a child you knew
that summer vacation was coming?
I, as teacher, would write the number of days left
on the board
and each day
as an important ritual
I’d erase the old number and write with bold numerals
the correct number.
A ripple of joy-filled excitement could be heard
as my boys and girls
anticipated no more school.
You could feel their enthusiasm
and I was well aware of mine.
Do you recall as a child
how the closer we got to Christmas
the more excited you became?
Anticipation gives energy and life and hope.
The difficulties of life can oftentimes drain the very vitality and energy from us
But again and again I see how strength is restored
as we focus on God’s promises. His Way. Sometimes ‘out of the box’.
Anticipation is about expectation.
Looking ahead to what is coming
and believing with certainty
that it will happen.
So how do we harness anticipation
and make it work for us?
One of the ways is by intentionally creating
a ‘Stay Tuned’ mentality for yourself.
Yes, we have plenty of activities and plans scheduled
But let’s ‘Stay tuned’ for the unexpected.
Expect the Divine Interruption.
Revel in the adventure of living.
It’s all too easy to miss the real adventure
because we are too scheduled
too trapped in our small everyday life.
I propose that we –
Throw off the chains
Seek to be alive
And do the unexpected.
Play. Explore. Create never forget moments,
Join me in living purposefully alive.
Discover a life ‘out of the box’.
Are you ready?