Monday, June 25, 2007

A Life Manifesto


Mark Batterson is a pastor, blogger and author who often moves me to think out of the box. He’s written a manifesto about living life to the full that I’ve posted below. If it grabs you at all then I would encourage you to take a few minutes and re-read it slowly, allowing the nuance of words and phrases to sink in. Make it a prayer that God would work in you in such ways.

“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.”

2 comments:

samh said...

Thanks for the list.

I'm going to print it out and put it right in front of me so I can read it when I'm feeling gloomy.

Also, appreciate the link to Mark Betterson's blog. I've often wondered what else you read for inspiration. That would make a great post!

Scott Brewer said...

Sam:

Glad you found the post meaningful as well as the links.

I can't give you all my links because then you'll find out how un-original I am :0)