Grab Life By The Mane

A friend of mine Mark Batterson posted the following on his blog and it really hit me where I am at. Mark is also the author of the book “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day“.

Grab life by the mane.

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. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop criticizing and start creating. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshipping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Laugh at yourself. Keep making mistakes. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. And remember: if God is for us who can be against us?

Unleash the lion chaser within!

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2 thoughts on “Grab Life By The Mane

  1. This reminds me of a piece I recently posted at http://bonnieq.wordpress.com entitled “You CAN Walk on Water.” Basically, its about all the things you mention here; about getting out of our comfort zone to walk in faith. You might find it interesting. Mark made some excellent observations; so, thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. 🙂

    Love in Christ,
    BonnieQ
    Truth Seekers and Speakers, link in blogroll
    Unicorn Haven, link in blogroll

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