lion-chaser manifesto

2 04 2007

I’ve mentioned it here before, but there’s a great book out by a guy named Mark Batterson called “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” – you can purchase it here. Mark’s a church planter in DC planting a multi-site congregation called “National Community Church”. NCC is A/G congregation that has a vision to plant multiple congregations across the nation’s capitol meeting a Metro stops – what a vision!

Below, I’ve pasted the “Lion Chaser’s Manifesto” from his site that he’s been sharing with men’s groups and college/university groups across the nation – read and think about it…

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. 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.

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