The use of the word “maybe” might indicate a potential problem that might possibly be an issue to some people that might matter.

2 Timothy 2:3-9

Growing up, my sister had a friend who would frequently say these words when asked about the likelihood of something happening:

“Prolly will. Prolly won’t.”

To translate “BSG’s” words – “Probably will. Probably won’t.”

After several decades to ponder her words of wisdom, I’m still amazed at her gift of clairvoyance and ability to avoid being wrong.

Like most childhood friends, our paths part and we lose track of one another.

I wonder what became of BSG? What direction did she take in life?

Sounds to me like she had a bright future as a meteorologist…

“Is it going to rain tomorrow?”

“Prolly will. Prolly won’t”.

Yeah, she’d have done very well in that profession.

Today’s Tiny Words. Big Life. Bible verses is from the Apostle Paul to his helper and brother in Christ, Timothy. Paul says that we will encounter hardships and as a Christian, we should embrace them and remain steadfast in the faith. He even uses three examples of vocations where endurance and perseverance is required – a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer – and shows how each of them must act in order to be successful.

And even though Paul was in prison, literally in chains for speaking the truth about Jesus, he reminds us that “God’s word is not chained”.

The Tiny Words. Big Life. takeaway is this: Pray to live your life with commitment to and perseverance for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray to use your words directly and without wavering so that others will be led to a life of acceptance and obedience to God. Give thanks to God that His word is absolute and direct – the only condition being faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

And the next time you leave the house wondering if it will rain, grab an umbrella and don’t waste your time downloading the newest weather app, because they all say the same thing…

“Prolly will. Prolly won’t.”

2 Timothy 2:3-9

Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.