This was Jesus' plan all along. None of us can do what all of us can do."
"He teaches us the vocabulary of distant lands, the dialect of the discouraged neighbor, the vernacular of the lonely heart, and the idiom of the young student. God outfits His followers to cross cultures and touch hearts."
These are quotes from a challenging, transforming, and inspiring book by Max Lucado called Out Live Your Life. I know I have mentioned this book before, even before it was officially released to the public. I just gave you a snippet of my opinion then, but I am sure you could tell how much I was impressed by it. Not to mention that I have had the video trailer of it at the top of my blog for a while now.
As Max & some of his friends are currently touring the States on their Make a Difference Tour to benefit World Vision, I felt now was the time to share just a bit more about this book with you.
In Out Live Your Life, Max gets on-the-level with us and clearly guides us on why and how we need to all realize that we are each called to take up our part in the world wide Hope Revolution. We often think, "I am just one person with very little influence or ability, so what can I do?" Additionally, as I recently asked Max myself while he was visiting the Max Lucado Community, "How can I 'outlive my life' when I can barely 'live' my life? Considering constant financial struggles, work/family/health issues, busy schedules, etc..." His answer to me in that forum was,
"It is important to serve within your giftedness and realities. Analyze your strengths and passions, balance those with your prior commitments and see if you don't discover a good game plan. You may be at a stage of life where your plate is full. If so, be patient. At the right time God will slow things down and you can ramp things up."Not only did he answer that question for me directly in the discussion that evening, but he also very thoroughly gives direction and inspiration in this book regarding the various questions and thoughts we may all have related to stepping up and Out Living Our Lives.
I challenge you today to get a copy of this book (if you haven't already), read it, and trust the Lord to guide you in knowing what your part is in this great mission we all have in life as His representatives on this earth. And...there's another part to that trust thing... remember to obey!
Trust and obey.
He will show you what to do and when. He will facilitate the means for you to do it. You must then do it.
This world needs us...this world needs YOU!
Bring His hope to all whom He places in your path. Our mission is here and now - not just that glorious day when we get to heaven!
Now, the spotlight is on you---tell me---what are you being led to do to Out Live YOUR Life?
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