Do you have any dreams? I’m not asking if you had a weird dream last night, or a nightmare that kept you awake, but do you have dreams?
Do you have plans or ideas that inspire you?
Do you have goals you want to accomplish? Are the goals or dreams so big they scare you?
Do you picture your goals as a 500 lb. lion that must be met head-on and attacked with a fierce energy?
Are you ready to “chase the lion?” I recently read a book by that title (find it here), and I found it incredibly challenging, inspirational, and very encouraging!
The book is written by Mark Batterson, the pastor of a large church in Washington, D.C. In the book, Mark is focusing on the brief verse in the Bible about Benaiah, who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day. (That verse was also the focus of the prequel to this book and you can find it here.)
I have read dozens of books this year, and this is easily one of the top 5 from my list! I loved how Mark shared many stories from history – even tracing some of his own goals and accomplishments back to the dreams and plans of his forefathers!
As Mark states, “God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time. Of course, it often seems like the wrong place at the wrong time.”
I challenge you today to evaluate your situation. Are your circumstances what you want them to be? If not, consider that God may be doing something bigger or better than you can imagine! He may be working on a grand plan for your life, or it could be that this time in your life is part of a bigger plan in someone else’s life. You may be a spiritual hero or a turning point for an upcoming leader in our world!
You never know….and you will never know if you don’t take advantage of where you are and submit to God’s plan for your life.
What’s your lion? Do you know the big plan and dream you want to accomplish? If not, take some time to look back on your past. What were the goals and desires of those before you, both physical genealogy and spiritual mentors? Maybe within their dreams is a spark that will ignite your future!
Chase the Lion!
Have you read this book? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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