i love a good acronym. but i mean, who doesn’t? yolo, fomo, bogo, rolo (okay, so the last one is a delicious chocolate and caramel confection, but it sounds like it could be short for something, right?), why say the entire phrase when a simple abbreviation will do? my thoughts exactly.
which is why when my pastor recently used the acronym BHAG, obvi short for big, hairy, audacious goal (i mean what else would it stand for?), i immediately logged it into my memory banks (and by memory banks, i mean i wrote it down, forgot about it, and then stumbled it across it this evening and remembered how great of an acronym it is). and i know i haven’t really talked about it much, but i’ve been setting a lot of big hairy audacious goals lately. the only issue is, despite them being big and hairy and audacious, they are oftentimes no match for my inner bigger, hairier, and more audacious insecurities.
but then i was reminded today by a dear, dear friend (love you K) today of a verse i’ve referred to time and time again amidst moments of doubt and downtrodden.
therefore i tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. are you not much more valuable than they? can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (matthew 6:25-27)
and suddenly my BHAIs (doesn’t have the same ring) are no match for my BHAGs. because if God has the entire aviary population covered just fine, how much more is He concerned with providing doors and windows and other sort of passageways of opportunity for me to pass through?
and if this week’s collective happenings; from words of encouragement and quality time with quality humans, to new and exciting personal ventures and an overall feeling of, “you know what? i’m going for it,” are any indication of what’s in store for my big, hairy, audacious goals, then i better get ready for some BHAAP (big, hair, audacious answered prayers), too.