This week’s read:
Chase the Lion
A few of my favorites... “If you want to live an epic life, you have to overcome some epic challenges. You have to take some epic risks, make some epic sacrifices. For David, it was killing Goliath. For Beniah, it was chasing the lion. In every storyline, there are defining moments. Turning points, tipping points, that point of no return. Great conflict cultivates great character.” “You are one idea, one risk, one decision away from a totally different life. Of course, it’ll probably be the toughest decision you ever make, the scariest risk you ever take. But if your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small.” “An opportunity isn’t an opportunity if you have to compromise your integrity. It’s the decisions when no one is looking that will dictate your destiny.” “Sometimes the circumstances we’re trying to change are the very circumstances God is using to change us. Instead of expending all your energy trying to get out of them, get something out of them.” “Reactions are far more revealing than actions. How you react in difficult circumstances is the litmus test of character & you never really know how you’ll react until you cross paths with that lion.” The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto:
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Run to the roar. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-given passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Stop pointing out problems. Become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past. Start creating the future. Face your fears. Fight for your dreams. Grab opportunity by the mane and don’t let go! Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Dare to fail. Dare to be different. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.