In bed, out to the world, in a state of near comatose when suddenly that repulsive noise breaks the silence. The canned music or loud buzzing interrupts our dream, sleep is over, and we are called back to the land of the awake.
The work of the alarm clock is done for another day.
So why is it called an ‘alarm’ clock?
Is a new day really meant to strike such terror into our life that it is cause for ‘alarm’? Are our dreams so good that we need ‘alarm’ to bring us back to reality? Lets change the name of our alarm clock.
Lets call it an OPPORTUNITY clock.
When it awakes us from our slumber, it wakes us to new opportunities.
Opportunities to live. To taste. Listen. Touch. Smell. See.
Opportunities to create new things. To learn new things. To experience new things.
Opportunities to experience laughter and sadness, fun and pain.
Opportunities to know and be known. To love and be loved. To seek God and experience freedom.
Everyday I have a choice. Start with an ‘alarm’ clock. Or awake to an ‘opportunity’ clock.
nb: I didn't create the term Opportunity Clock, just heard it and build on it.