OMG! Preconceived notions are so dangerous, a large majority of my frustrations and anger come from this idea.
The definition of a preconceived notion is an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence. Can you relate?
I know this about life but it can still creep up on me before I even realize it! I used to get an idea in my head about the way something should go and then I would break neck to make it look that way. It was so stressful, it would happen at all events, Christmas morning, family photos, vacations, my house appearance, every aspect of my life! There are a lot of things you could blame it on, social media, pinterest, TV, but the real finger should point right back at ME.
I think this is one of the main things I love about our current situation, it was me totally breaking the idea of preconceived notions. I can never say what the future holds because each day is something new. We go with the flow, anytime we try to get back into the habit of planning it up, we choke. It is suffocating. I try not to have any preconceived ideas of how something should look in my head, it is setting me up for failure. Try me on this, do it for yourself for a couple of days, it will make your days a bit brighter. You don’t get so upset because you just go with the natural flow of life.
You have to be intentional about not having preconceived notions. Live YOUR best life, unwrap each day as the gift that it is. No one is promised tomorrow.
I have recently heard of a hard diagnosis of a friend of a friend. She has been given 14 months to live, I don’t know her but she is very close to my age. Stop for a second, can you even imagine that! It has really got me thinking, what if that were you?
What would you change about your life? And, why would you only do it if you were given a grim diagnosis? Do it today, as Tim McGraw says, “Live like you are dying”. Absorb that a bit, love like there is no tomorrow, give and share all that you can. Be the person that you long to be, be a light in our world that can’t wait to find someone falling or failing. Stand out! Don’t put it off for one more second.
If we all walked in the promises of this life can you imagine what that would look like.
What if we wiped away all preconceived notions of what this life should be and live the life we are called to; day by day, being the best we can be. Not living up to some ridiculous expectations that we or the world has set forth for us.
What are you waiting for? If you have any preconceived notions that are stopping you, stop it! If you have preconceived notions about what being a Christian really looks like, research it. Dig deeper, learn and go forth! Ask me or someone that can fill you in.
Be all that you can be…✌
And I do ask you to pray for this young mother and wife. I am praying for total healing and restoration for her, for God to make a way where they say their is no way. Please join me.