Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chasing the Lion

"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. Expand your horizons. 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 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. Chase the lion.

- Mark Batterson

Chasing God's lion can be scary. It means having to trust. It means letting go. It means putting yourself out there. It means not knowing. It means being uncomfortable. Chasing God's lion also means discovering. It means growing. It means blessing. It means revelation. It means peace. It means joy. It means intimacy. It means being who you are meant to be in Christ. Do not let the world tell you that you can not realize your dreams. If they are rooted in The Word of God, your plans will not fail.

Proverbs 16:1-3
1THE PLANS of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.
2All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).

3Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.


  1. This is wonderful wisdom! What a wonderful adventure life is when we live like this!

  2. Amen! Thank you for the reminder, I needed this post today

  3. Great writing, girl. Love the heart of what you wrote.

  4. I love the Mark Batterson quote. You are so right. It's scary to chase God's lion but it's what he has commanded us to do. Thank you for this reminder!