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“Every generation must steward what’s been entrusted to them.”

From a thought in Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small by Mark Batterson. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This thought hit me as I was reading.God has entrusted us with so many opportunities to do so many difference things today but will what we do today last beyond today?
What Mark asks is, “What are you doing today that will make a difference one hundred years from now?”
Oh I know it is hard just trying to survive today let alone to feel the responsibility of making a difference one hundred years from now but God has created us with a plan.
Mark says, “Every generation must steward what’s been entrusted to them. It starts with honoring the generation that has gone before us by learning everything we can from them. But that’s only half the equation when it comes to passing along a generational blessing.”
He then says, “It continues by empowering the generation that comes after us. That’s how the baton of blessing is passed to t…

“Pride is the first chapter in the book of failure.”

From a thought in Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small by Mark Batterson. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Mark then says, “Humility is the first chapter in the book of success. God won’t put you in a position of leadership until you take a posture of servanthood.”
Mark tells of “When he was a young man, Benjamin Franklin was quite scathing in his editorials, more than a few of which targeted the Puritan preacher Cotton Mather. In a rather magnanimous gesture, Mather invited Benjamin over for dinner one night and showed him his library. Franklin spent much of his time and money as a young man acquiring one of the largest libraries in America, consisting of 4,276 volumes. As they walked through a narrow passage into the library, Mather yelled back at Franklin, ‘Stoop! Stoop!’ Franklin didn’t understand the exhortation until it was too late and bumped his head on a low beam. Like any good preacher, Mather turned it into a sermon.…

“Don’t seek opportunity; seek God, and opportunity will seek you.”

From a thought in Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small by Mark Batterson. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Have you found that true yet?
Mark says, “I’m not suggesting that you don’t keep your eyes open or put your best foot forward. And if opportunity knocks, answer it. But the best path to your dream isn’t seeking a position of leadership; it’s posturing yourself as a servant.”
He goes on, “All dreamers have to pay their dues, and I fear for those who don’t. Someday you’ll owe back taxes for the shortcuts you take. And your success will be short lived. Don’t be in such a hurry to begin the next chapter of your life that you fail to ace the lessons the current chapter is trying to teach you.”
There are so many lessons, so many experiences for each one of us that build us into the person who will make a difference.And we don’t want to lose out on any of those experiences and people because God has placed them there to develop us.…