Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Lion Chaser

(Note: This is just what I've needed to hear lately as I feel I'm on the brink of making a big decision that God is leading me toward! I hope this speaks to you as it has me.)

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshiping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.
Chase the lion.

---The Lion Chaser's Manifesto by Mark Batterson


The Robbins Nest said...

love it! thank you for sharing.

girl from the south said...

You're reading In a Pit?

Do you realize that Pastor Mark was my pastor at NCC in DC. Too funny!!

It's so strange to see other people quote him because I can completely hear his voice in my head when I read it. It also seems strange to see people reading stuff from my old church.