Dr. Lewis Smedes tells you why a blank calendar is so important today.By
As I stare at the blank calendar I begin to remember a story of guy name Dr. Lewis Smedes.
Dr. Lewis Smedes story goes like this……
My date book has become a parable about hope for me. When I get out a new one, I see page after page of blank squares, each representing a day of my life. Each square bounded by four solid lines. My job is to fill up each of the squares with all the things that I do every day. When I get one square nicely filled, at the magic moment of midnight, an invisible door opens and I am silently slurped into the next square where I do it all over again. My life – filling up the squares.
Hope is what Dr. Lewis Smedes had everyday, I think that is amazing way to live for sure.
Dr. Lewis Smedes got me thinking about living each square as if it were your last.
If we thought like Smedes what would happen to each and everyday we get another chance to live another day.
What if today was you last square?
What would you do with it?
Dr. Lewis Smedes pondered that same question, and went on to live a wonderful productive life.
Think about it!
What about the business you wanted to start?
What about the movement you wanted to create?
None of this can happen unless you decide to take action on it. Dr. Lewis Smedes shows us If you have a burning desire in you, and you know you were created to do great things. Don’t be scared to push yourself to do them. Don’t let fear or pride hold you back from being a person that lives a live of excellence. There will come a day when that last square can not be filled out, because you are no longer on this earth.
The life you are living now, will it leave a legacy like Dr. Lewis Smedes?
I hope you realize that you can be great, but it starts with belief. I hope this story by Dr. Lewis Smedes encourages you to be amazing today and fill in that square as Dr. Lewis Smedes did. Like every day was our last day.
Dr. Lewis Smedes Quotes “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”