A Gentle Reminder About Life

So most of my ideas are generated from current events or conversations with people. A.W. Tozer said that pastors should have a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. I think that makes perfect sense.

That was a setup for this: I had a conversation with a friend the other day about the dreams and aspirations he has. The result of that conversation was a couple takeaways that I think we would be wise to keep in mind.

1) We only get one shot at this life. Of course that is an obvious statement, but I bet we all find ourselves living lives that don’t prove that we know it from time to time. It’s easy to get trapped in mundane thinking. We get tired of the grind and it weighs on us. I get that. But every day that passes by is gone. Really. It’s gone. And it’s not coming back. I love the scripture that could help us keep this in perspective that says “teach me to number my days.” They are numbered. Let’s make them count.

2) Let’s dream big. Of course I have another quote that sums this up: “Have dreams so big that unless God intervenes, they will fail.” I am just not convinced that mediocrity was ever supposed to be part of the fabric of our lives. I don’t think the creative God we serve is limited to our efforts. Have audacious goals and pursue them wholeheartedly. God seems to reward hard work and excellence with His favor. It’s equivalent to Him putting His super on our natural, thus it is supernatural.

These aren’t novel concepts. Just things that I think we all need to be reminded of from time to time. Dream big. Make every day count. Trust God to do what only He can do.

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