We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.
In terms of achieving what I call “being in the right place at the right time,
In my experience, most people are actually seeking recovery from the monotony and anxiety of qualitative repetition. This applies to body, emotions and mind. And that monotony and anxiety involves inertia just as much as over-use, meaning inertia in some areas and over-use in others.
Giving up everything must mean giving over everything to kingdom purposes, surrendering everything to further the one central cause, loosening our grip on everything. For some of us, this may mean ridding ourselves of most of our possessions. But for all of us it should mean dedicating everything we retain to further the kingdom. (For true disciples, however, it cannot mean hoarding or using kingdom assets self-indulgently.)
Leaders find something to die for, not something to live on. If you haven’t found something to die for yet, you can’t lead.
Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.
Life is a long travel. The end of the journey is often unpredictable.
Innovation can start with wanting what does not yet exist – and finding a solution – or seeing what does not yet exist – and finding an opportunity.
You will only become significant in life, by solving the unique set of problems only you and your mission are meant to solve.
At its best, this is my calling. At its worst, it is a mad compulsion that I just can’t shake.