Weddings are my favorite!
You don’t always see a big moment coming. Those life-altering events often sneak up on us and seem pretty mundane at the time.
At the time I had no idea it was one of the biggest days of my life. At the time, it was just Tuesday. I was on my way to Western Civ and, on a whim, I decided to skip class and hang out with my roommate who was reading by the fountain on campus. We hung out for a when a girl he knew walked up and joined us. Eventually my roommate went to grab lunch. Hours and two skipped classes later Kristan and I were still sitting on that same patch of grass….talking about life, laughing and each of us sharing old stories with the person we were going to be making new stories with for the rest of our lives.
At the time…it was just a Tuesday. Who knew?
Other moments you see coming a mile away.
Weddings, for example, are the consensus BIG MOMENT. Countless months and dozens of people all work together to make it as special as possible.
Then, in the blink of an eye it’s over and you stand there thinking, “Did I miss it?”
“It was a blur” is not the memory we want for our big moments.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A BIG MOMENT
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
One of my favorite things to do when I perform a wedding ceremony is, right before we begin, I invite the couple to take a breath and look around the room. It gives them a chance to enjoy the moment and not race through it.
Memento is a movie about a guy who has trouble remembering even the most important details. It’s not enough to just enjoy the moment, but if we don’t actively work to hang onto the experience we will forget even the most special times.
Everyone knows to look for the big moments, but we let thousands of tiny little experiences pass by each day with barely a thought. How many of our memories are those things that, at the time, seemed so small and insignificant.
Proximity Church will have it’s first service on 1-7-18!
Just like a wedding or the birth of a child we see it coming. So we prepare and anticipate and even experience a little nervousness as the day approaches.
Then, on January 8th we are going to wake up and say, “Did I just miss it?”
I want us to enjoy that first Sunday as much as possible! God is doing something great in Northeast Greensboro, but He’s also doing something great for US! He invited US to be involved in this journey. What a shame if we forget to enjoy it!
So…how can we make the most of our launch Sunday?
- Stop rushing around, press pause on the details, and look around at the experience itself and people we get to enjoy it with
- Intentionally work to remember everything! The good and the bad will be cherished memories forever
- Don’t take anything for granted. Setting up drape might be the thing we look back on in 20 years with the most fondness!
Yes…a big moment is coming! We are blessed to see it coming.
Let’s make the most of it!