Facing the Future

What is the lion that is blocking your path? Is it a broken relationship, a postponed dream, an avoided opportunity or a step you need to take? All of us face “tipping points” where we either embrace and face change or we cease to move forward and grow. And usually after that we start to lose ground, endure a slow death and feel that life is insignificant.

How can you face your lion in 2013?

*Trust rather than doubt. Skeptics never step out in faith. Only risk-takers experience victory, exhilaration and deep joy.

*Sacrifice rather than play it safe. Growth comes with pain and investment. Mountaintops are only reached after great effort and determination.

*Step up and serve rather than wait and see. Be a pacesetter. If you wait for the perfect time, you will never start and never attain your dreams and goals.

Jesus said he came to offer us abundant life. He does not offer stagnation, comfortable plateaus and safe harbors for those called to follow him. The journey is worth the highs and the lows. Explore! Dream! Discover!! This can be the favorable year of the Lord for you!! (Isaiah 61: 2)

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