Wise Words for Today

Light within all living beings
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It’s so easy to get distracted by all the things going on around you. If you resolve to live the life of your dreams, if you refuse to settle for a life other than the one God created you to live, you’re going to see the waves and the wind. And it’s going to terrify you and you’re going to begin to sink. You have to decide to focus and lock in on the direction God has called you to live your life.

The first step is getting focused could be described as concentration. Concentration is directing all our energies and resources to a specific task, idea, and direction. So to focus, you have to make this adjustment – to concentrate all your energy and resources on where you are going. Set your eyes on where God is calling you and don’t look back (and certainly don’t look around).

Your potential becomes talent only when it is harnessed and developed. Your talents become strengths when they are focused and directed. It is here where you begin to discover who you are and the potential God has placed within you…………Without a sense of destiny, you will diffuse your energy. When you are focused, you are your most powerful. A destiny is not something waiting for you, but something waiting within you.

Erwin Raphael McManus

(from Wide Awake)


4 thoughts on “Wise Words for Today

    1. L.D. Turner

      Thanks for the comment. I find McManus to be a very positive and refreshing voice. His ministry with Mosaic in Los Angeles is very cutting edge sort of work, as is much of his writing. Thanks for visiting LifeBrook. I visited Christian Coffe Shop, great stuff. Keep up the good work!

    1. L.D. Turner

      McManus is one of my favorite writers. I also appreciate his ministry work in Los Angeles with Mosaic, a multi-ethnic, urban ministry that initially met in a night club (they may still do that for all I know). His work is an example of what “missional living” is all about.

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