When I was a kid I was always running around with a group of my friends. We were sports fanatics and we played Little League baseball together. Thinking about that makes me think of one of my all time favorite movies The Sandlot. During the week after school we would play the game over the line or tackle football or some other game. We were kids…we were invincible. If we got hurt we whined a little or ran home for a few minutes but we always came back to finish the game.
If one of us was unhappy with the way we hit the baseball or if we dropped the football we would yell “Do over!” Do you remember that as a kid? For crying out loud, we do that now as adults.
“We were kids…we were invincible. If we got hurt we whined a little or ran home for a few minutes but we always came back to finish the game.”
Except, today we call it a mulligan in golf or we hit the reset button on our phones or we erase a sentence on our computer. How about some extreme examples: Divorce and re-marriage, plastic surgery, mid-life crisis or a career change. We are not kids any more but we do the same thing, it is just more drastic.
I recently made the choice to hit the reset button in my life. I’m not getting any younger so I knew if I wanted to make a change now was the time. I had worked in a corporate environment for half of my adult life. I enjoyed what I did, for the most part. I learned a lot about business…how to manage people, building relationships, how to run a business…that kind of thing. Over the course of a few years my priorities began to shift. It was no longer about climbing the corporate ladder, making as much money as possible or position and a title. I had been in leadership roles most of my life and that gift had begun to form into other passions. It became more about people and using my business skills in a different kind of environment. In ministry of some sort, to be exact.
“Over the course of a few years my priorities began to shift. It was no longer about climbing the corporate ladder, making as much money as possible or position and a title.”
Hitting the reset button isn’t always as easy as just deciding to make a career change. In my case, I didn’t have another job to run to. After a ton of prayer, and I mean a ton, I decided to leave my job to endeavor on this new journey. No safety net, no income, just faith.
I’m certainly not suggesting you run right out and do this. It isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. And it isn’t about being lazy; it is about being passionate about something. It’s about living your dream and using the gifts God gave you however He wants you to use them. Even if it is for a brief time…for a reset period if you will.
I don’t know why I was motivated to write about this today. I felt a “nudge” to do so. I hope this inspires someone today. The reset button for you may be a little different. I encourage you to think about that. The reset button for you could be as simple as changing your priorities in life.Tweet This