Biggest Lesson of 2014
As I sit here sipping on my Pumpkin Spice Latte (haters gonna hate hate hate hate), I am convinced that 2014 has been one of the biggest growth years of my life. It has also been the hardest year of me life. Those two normally go hand-in-hand, don’t they?
There has been a constant phrase that has developed in my vocabulary over the past 4-5 months.
“Crazier things have happened.”
There has been so many times where God has shown up this year, it has been ridiculous. I am a dreamer, and everything I have dreamed up, as impossible as it may be, God has surpassed my greatest vision! So, now when I throw out crazy visions and dreams and people give me that “I-love -you-so-I-am-going-to-try-to-smile-but-you-must-be-the-biggest-idiot-in-the-world,” I just smile and say, “Crazier things have happened.”
(I think Bre is tired of hearing that. lol)
I heard Matt Chandler say earlier this year that almost all the problems he noticed in young pastors stems from an attitude of fear. Almost all.
Then, I saw a commencement address from Jim Carrey and what he said struck a chord in my soul. For so long, this has been me. I can give you example after example where I have chickened out of what I really felt like I was suppose to do, but rationalized it has being wise. Bull.
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.” – Jim Carrey
Once I became aware, dreamed big, and took big chances, God showed up the most. How great is it going to be when I get to the end of my life, and can clearly see where I would’ve given up, but by Gods grace, was taken further than I would’ve ever guessed because I stopped being afraid.
So hear me say this in love, because its what I always have to tell my self.
If your heart is burning and your soul is restless, quit being a coward and go for it. Its not practicality, its fear. Stop it. Failure leads to growth. Idleness leads you backwards. Go for it!
Pastor, stay at home mom, business man, assistant, college student, 9-5’er, what do you want to do? What has been your dream for years? What do you keep bottled inside because you are so afraid to try? Worst cast scenario is not that bad. And failure is way better than wishing you would have.
My brother (like actual kin, not my “bro”) has a sticker on his truck that I love. KMF. Keep Moving Forward. Are you moving?
Enjoy this clip, don’t be afraid, keep going. Crazier things have happened. \