Monday, October 20, 2008

Living Wide Awake

Here are a few profound thoughts from what I have read in Erwin McManus - Wide Awake. Think about it. Get the book. It's SO worth it. You can read excerpts at the above link.

The future is waiting within you.

What would happen if all of us discovered our God-given dreams? To live our lives in such a way that everything we did – every choice, every act – was used to fulfill those dreams. If all of us began to live "wide awake," the world would never be the same

Very few are meant for a life of notoriety, yet all of us were meant for a life of significance. We should never confuse fame with greatness. The former is about what you do for yourself and the latter is about what you do for others. It is in this way that all of us have heroic lives to live. We are all called to serve the greater good.

When we live wide awake, the world begins to reflect the kind of place in which God intended us to live. After all he places us in paradise and expected us to take care of his creation - so much for a good start. Now we need to step up and reclaim what was lost. Jesus came to bring out the best in us. When this happens we should expect that everything else will change for the better.

There is a future that needs to be created and it is waiting for you and me to wake up and get out of bed. The alarm has sounded and it's time to shake off the slumber.

You know that little bit of sadness that greets you in the morning? Maybe it's there because you're not doing what you're supposed to be doing. You're not living the life you're supposed to be living. You're not dreaming wide awake. It's your soul searching for it's hero.

I may not know you personally but this I know about you without question - there is a hero within you waiting to be awakened.

It's time to live, to create, to imagine, to dream...Wide Awake


the undomesticated wife said...

I wish it was so easy.

Leah said...

I's not easy but it's SO liberating. If you like to read - read the book. It's not about shucking responsibility and all - but just how to be visionary in your everyday life.

the undomesticated wife said...

It sounds like it did you a lot of good, considering your new plans! :D