It’s very interesting that we “myself included”, sometimes, just expect great things to happen.
We “sit round and expect” great things to happen.
Wiser people actually “do and expect” that’s called sowing & reaping.
The people I speak of “sit and expect.”
We sit around and expect great opportunities, great relationships, great wealth, great teams, great churches, great ______ to fall into our laps.
Not sure why this is… I’m not even sure where we picked up the “sit and expect” idea.
However, on the flip-side, I have observed a certain catalyst for greatness.
This catalyst is less glamorous than others and often overlooked and classified incorrectly.
Often referred to as the “Tipping Point.”
It’s a familiar place for all of us; yet it’s often the birthplace of most noteworthy of change.
I call this place: FED UP
Usually when you arrive at FED UP, it’s after a lot of doing the same things and seeing nothing change.
You experience a lot of tarmac and no lift off…
The symptoms look as simple as fatigue, frustration, but can lead to more serious problems like poor health and even depression.
My 10 month old son Jacob fist pumps and whails like a banshee.
As neg as this might sound there is a positive flip side to being FED UP.
Here is the good news.
When we arrive at FED UP, we have the opportunity to change.
Notice I said WHEN not IF.
We have the opportunity to make something happen. To be the factor of “difference”.
We have the opportunity to see things never before seen,
We potentially have the opportunity to rewrite destiny.
At one point everyone will arrive at FED UP.
Make no mistake, what you do at the FED UP marker, speaks volumes about your character.
This is make or break territory, what you do here, will define you, one way or the other.
I challenge and encourage you to press in!
This year my word for 2011 is listen.
That means in 2011: I’m listening to God, for God, and I’m listening to those around me who love me and who seek God.
Being such a high speed, go getter, maximizer, executer I can already tell you this word is going to stretch me. I’m pretty sure God is going to wreck me. And yet at the same time, I have a peace that surpasses understanding that 2011 is going to be the best year yet.
If you find yourself FED UP, do something about it! If you are there now, choose to advance. If you are not there yet choose to predetermine your outcome now, don’t wait till your standing knee deep in it.
Pastor Philip wrote a great blog this week about a 21 day fast in January.
I would strongly encourage everyone who reads this strongly consider fasting with us in January.
I don’t know about you?
But as for me, personally, I need God’s best in 2011.
The only way to find out what “God’s best” is, is to ask him for yourself.
Remember the word says: “In our weakness His strength is made perfect…”
So in 2011 make it a point to conquer FED UP.
You just might realize that if you can navigate thru this season well, by doing so you arrive at place where you are forced to draw some lines in the sand.
Once those lines are drawn you’ll be able to experience the break thru and blessing that would not be possible any other way.
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