Last night we were at a wild game dinner and the speaker challenged us to say "I get to" instead of "I have to." This is a foreign concept to Americans since we generally think it terms of "have to."
But just think how much changes when we change the way we say things. Take for example these "have to's"
- I have to be married to the same person for the rest of my life
- I have to feed the cats every morning
- I have to go to work every day
- I have to load the dishwasher
- I have to vacuum the floor.
- I have to go to practice early every Sunday morning
- I have to go work with youth tonight even though I'm tired.
- I get to be married to my best friend for the rest of my life
- I get to make my cats happy by feeding them every morning
- I have a job so I get to go to work every day.
- I have great dishes and a dishwasher that I get to load and it washes my dishes for me
- I have a Dyson that the Lord gave me and I get to use it. It does a great job of vacuuming so I don't have to use that old nasty sucking machine.
- I get to lead worship in two services every week.
- I get to hang out with the coolest group of teens I know who love me even though I'm totally lame.
"Today I have a great job that I get to go to and I got to see the beautiful sun rise this morning."