I just left a great little coffee shop, the kind with homemade pastries and a great local vibe. The kind that every little town has, hip not corporate. I was meeting a friend / colleague there to talk about a project were working on.
As I pay for my coffee and cheese lemon danish… the 20′ something behind the register totally locks up. She can’t figure out the change she owes me, $16.34. It’s cool, I have had those moments. Then she say’s “Sorry, I’ve got a bad case of the Friday’s”.
She then pauses to explain that she was day dreaming about a trip she had planned this weekend. She is getting out of town to go play and enjoy some time with friends.
As I walked over to my table, it made me stop and pause to think, we should all have more moments where we get a bad case of the “Friday’s”. More plans around friends and blowing off steam. Plans, that cause us to daydream a bit, right in the middle of our work day.
3 ways to get a bad case of the Fridays.
1. Invite some friends into your life.
2. Make some plans that have the potential to distract you.
3. Get out of town.
Isn’t it amazing where one person sees as an obstacle another person sees an opportunity. Where one person sees a mountain in the way another person sees a mountain that can be conquered and an adventure to be had. Some people spend their whole life making sure they are playing it safe, not taking too many chances not risking much. “Safety” is their motto and others are constantly on the brink of destruction and adrenaline is their drug.
What do you see, obstacles or opportunities?
As a pastor, I constantly hear about how the world is getting darker and darker and less and less people are open to hearing about the love and hope of Jesus. But where some see obstacles, I see opportunity.
There is a passage in the bible that says, “lift up your eyes, the fields are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35 NLT)
The fact that many people don’t believe is my best opportunity to be a good example (witness). The fact that culture is shifting away from being Christ centered is the best opportunity I have to practice my faith. If everyone is a Christian and there are very little obstacles to overcome, then there is also very little opportunity for spiritual growth.
Lift up your eyes, the obstacles in front of you are really opportunities to grow.