Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How I want to live....

"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.

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 Book: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

I just saw this on my friend Amy's blog and HAD to steal it. I mean WHOA! This is soooo how I want to live my life. Maybe I need to read this book. I have never heard of it. Anyone out there who has read it? Anyway- regardless- awesome quote. Thanks for sharing Amy.

:0) Angel


Amy said...

Ha! That is so funny because when I saw that I thought of you and knew you would love it! ;0) I'll hold your hand and jump with you ok??? Amy

Tessa said...

Amen sista! I LOVE THAT! I may have to read over that every now and then! I especially liked "Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks". The book does sound great. Chase the lion .. ummm ...

Mandy said...

Thanks for the reminder!