"I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn't come in an envelope. It's ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It's the invitation to actually live, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. Nobody turns down an invitation to the White House, but I've seen plenty of people turn down an invitation to fully live.
Turning down this invitation comes in lots of flavors. It looks like
numbing yourself or distracting yourself or seeing something really
beautiful as just normal. It can also look like refusing to forgive or
not being grateful or getting wrapped around the axle with fear or envy.
I think every day God sends us an invitation to live and sometimes we
forget to show up or get head-faked into thinking we haven't really been
invited. But you see, we have been invited - every day, all over