I came across this quote today by Mark Batterson that I absolutely love! He calls it the "Lion Chasers Manifesto." I am guessing it is found somewhere in his book that I am reading right now. It goes like this:
"Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Grab life by the mane. 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.
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."
Ahhh, that might as well be my life's mission statement! Hey, my apologies for the sound of silence here lately. Ironically, I have been writing a ton of stuff for school and other projects. Today it dawned on me that much of what I have been working on has to do with life, ministry and leadership. So why not post some of it that might prove helpful? So all that to say that I've got a bunch of stuff I will begin rolling out over the next few weeks. Also, this last week a good friend of mine lovingly made me aware that, to his disappointment, I don't speak nearly enough about Mosaic on here (love you Drew). So I am going to try to be intentional about posting more Mosaic material and thoughts on here that I think might be helpful.
And speaking of Mosaic, me and a good friend of mine are spearheading an effort to get as many of Mosaic's videos available online as possible. So much great stuff has been created here that I think could really help pastors out and minister to faith communities around the world. The only caveat is that due to fuzzy copyrights, we are going to have to offer them for free. So I hope that is cool with you all. Stay tuned…