Into a New Year

Well, we’re now well into the new year.  I’m not a big one for coming up with resolutions or making big plans for my life based on a new calendar year turning over, but I did come across something that I’ve been meditating on for the past several weeks that I hope will impact my life.  It has become my resolution, my resolve, my hope for not only this year but for my life in general as I strive to live out the life I believe God is calling me to.  I hope it blesses you as well . . .

Lion Chasers Manifesto by Mark Batterson

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. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Criticize by creating. 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. 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.

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