We live in an age of change. Regardless of one’s political, business, or religious views, there is a broad consensus that things are going to be different. Many of us believe that we must change in order to survive. Others hold to the belief that change is cyclical, it is now that time. Whatever your view is along the spectrum, it seems to feel like there is going to be more rather than less change.
I know that I often look to the future with a sense of what is possible. Even in my relatively short five decades, I carry a sense of the limits of how far we can move. There are too many impediments! We can only absorb so much. Communities, institutions, and associations have an inherent rigidity to them. Each defines how far things can go within a block of time.
When something does not fit, I find myself dismissing the possibility. It just could not be! I am not the first to fall into this trap. Peter arrives at a home filled with lots of friends. He knocks, one person hears, “but they wouldn't believe her, dismissing her, dismissing her report. ‘You're crazy,’ they said. She stuck by her story, insisting. They still wouldn't believe her and said, ‘It must be his angel.’” (Acts 12.15)
So much has and is happening that I never thought possible. One of the first steps in moving forward is letting go of the impossibilities. It is a clich?, yet it is still true. With God, anything is possible. I would also go a step further. With friends, anything is possible. With community and teamwork, anything is possible. Good and evil can use two of these tools. I would surmise that everything is possible.
The dawn breaks with a window of opportunity for all. We hold freedom without our hearts. We choose what happens next. When we combine this freedom with others, incredible things can and will happen! We can run farther than our dreams, reach higher than our visions, and do more than we think possible.