Was the Going Google transition smooth for you? Are you up-to-speed with your eMails? Or are you frustrated and discouraged? I hope this one suggestion will help a number of you, whether your journey was smooth or bumpy.
The Year of Jubilee
If you despair of ever having your inbox organized the way it was or of ever excavating some of your ancient eMail history from the pre-Google era… can I suggest you declare a Jubilee? That is, can you just start over?
I know some of you may have some incredibly significant eMail to track in your inbox, but most of us could just treat our Cru gMail account as if it was the dawn of a new day.
Every fifty years, the Israelites were to cancel indebtedness. Have you ever freed yourself?
I’ve done this a number of times with tasks I was going to get done some day. I hit a point where I knew realistically I wouldn’t have time to get to it, so I tossed things out or passed them along. I actually felt the weight lift off of me.
Is Going Google an opportunity for you to begin again with a clean eMail slate?
In this way you shall set the fiftieth year apart and proclaim freedom to all the inhabitants of the land. During this year all property that has been sold shall be restored to the original owner or the descendants, and any who have been sold as slaves shall return to their families. ~ Leviticus 25:10 GNT
NOTE: If you feel it’s important, declare your Jubilee to the people you eMail frequently so they know you’re starting with a new inbox. Encourage them to re-initiate a discussion or decision if they want to.