Word 4U Today

Passionate (2)

A mother eagle knows that if she waits for her young to get out of the nest and fly on their own initiative, it’ll never happen.

So she pushes them out! That’s radical, but they learn to fly and fulfill their destiny.

Leadership guru John Maxwell says: ‘To succeed in life we must stay within our strength zone,

but continually move outside our comfort zone.

Have you ever accomplished anything of significance while you were in your comfort zone?’

Think about it. The answer is ‘no’, isn’t it?

Nobody likes moving outside their comfort zone. We resist it. We like to feel safe and secure—comfy is good.

We don’t want to look foolish or fall flat on our faces, and as we get older we tend naturally to become more and more complacent.

Complacency kills passion! It reduces us to average, mediocre, just so-so.

It clips our wings and keeps us from soaring, no matter how much we want to.

It takes initiative to succeed at anything in life.

It requires us to take risks.

Playwright George Bernard Shaw said, ‘I’m sick of all the reasonable people: they see all the reasons for doing nothing.’

Passion prompts us to leave our comfort zone and cross the threshold of our doubt.

It pushes us out the door, so that we can get going on the journey in life that God designed for us.

It’s said that when you get to the door of opportunity you’re not supposed to knock—you’re supposed to push!’

So step out in faith, take the initiative, and believe that God is with you (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Verse of the day

‘As an eagle stirs up its nest…so the Lord…led him…’ Deuteronomy 32:11-12 NKJV

Joy Ferdiz

January 3rd, 2014

No comments