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Faith for “Greenlights”

Encouraging Word


We’ve all seen the stories of someone coming from behind with the win, the underdog that had odds stacked against them and overnight success stories. Some might say in these moments it’s luck, God’s favor, hard work and resiliency, or a combination of all. No matter what, it is faith put into action.

I know during this pandemic the world is hurting and changing daily. Does that take away the dreams and hopes for what place we still can hold in our community? Absolutely not! We see people invest and cling to what they love and hold dear to their hearts. Sometimes it’s binging shows or cuddling up with a book or listening to the music that helps them escape. Worship can take us on a journey in music and help us process our own experiences and feelings. 

As we’ve all moved game pieces around to meet our current situations, the challenge to still dream is there. In Matthew McConaughey’s new book Greenlights, he talks about how sometimes you hit the green at the right time and the opportunity and opening is yours for the taking. Other times, you create the “greenlights” and I know for many of us that’s where our faith takes over. What’s the promotion you always wanted to receive but it sounded lofty? The person you wanted to hire but felt the price tag would be too high? The relationship or networking that seems unreachable? Do you believe it can happen? Leadership stays visionary. Empowering people with encouragement helps them to believe in themselves and not allow current forecasts to predict the outcome of the weather.

What “greenlights” have you hit at the right time that you can capitalize on? What “greenlights” do you want to create? God’s kingdom is not rocked by what’s happening in the world and we don’t have to be rocked either. Dreaming gives us something to look forward to, whether its tomorrow or five years from now. Our faith is the green light to believe that the impossible is finally possible.

Ace McKay–Ace McKay 

“Roxanne & Ace” Mornings on 93.7 WDJC

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