Chase the Lion

by Ray Reuter on May 9, 2013

One of my favorite inspirational pieces is the Lion Chaser’s Manifesto from Mark Batterson’s book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.

Quit lLioniving as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.  Set God-sized goals.  Pursue God-ordained passions.  Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.  Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes.  Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.  Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.  Expand your horizons.  Accumulate experiences.  Enjoy the journey.  Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.  Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.  Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.  Burn sinful bridges.  Blaze new trails.  Criticize by creating.  Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks.  Don’t try to be who you’re not.  Be yourself.  Laugh at yourself.  Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.  Take a flying leap of faith.  Chase the lion!

What lion are you chasing?!



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