Thursday, July 31, 2008

Life Reflections and Destinations

My daughter sent me an email Tuesday. She quoted something out of the book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson.
Today, I just want you to read it. My husband posted it on his blog also. If you haven't read this quote, please do so and let it sink deep into your spirit.
Lion Chasers' Manifesto

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.
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 worshipping what's right with God.
Burn sinful bridges.
Blaze a new trail.
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.

4 comments:

Aaron said...

Wow, this was good! So many of the one liners made me think. My fav was: 'Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.'
This whole quote was so opposite of how I'm living and how I want to be:-) Thank you for sharing it.

Mrs. N. said...

Excellent quote!! We lived in Washington DC for two years and attended NCC, Mark's church. He is an excellent head pastor and I am so glad that he is now a published author.

Mrs. N. said...

Oh, Please e-mail me at Becoming Me@live.com so I can get you set up as Blog of the Month for August.

A Hoosier Family said...

Hi Dorinda!
Congratulations on receiving the BOW Award! (Hopefully you received my email on Saturday notifying you.)
Blessings!
~Sharon~