A friend of mine wrote a couple of popular books but those came out a ten or so years ago. He was with a pastor who happened to be on the phone telling someone he was with this author. The guy on the other line said he thought this author had died since he hadn’t come out with any new books lately! This author is actually not that old, but when we aren’t in the public view consistently people can come to some dark conclusions.
That incident got me thinking about our life messages.
Our lives come down to messages – sometimes expressed and sometimes tragically not spoken by the time we finish life. You are a unique expression of the life of God and he wants to live his unique life through you – through your life message.
Perhaps you already understand your life message – then further hone it. A life of clarity is a life of effectiveness.
Lean into it. Don’t wobble. Don’t give in to being diffused. Be a laser. LIfe is always going to try to pull you away from your uncompromising focus.
Walk out your message as you call upon the power of the Spirit. “You can do all things…”
One of these days my author friend really will die – his books really will come to an end. Your life will be said and done before long as well. I don’t wish that upon you, mind you, but let’s face reality. We only have so much time to devote to our life’s message. Now is the time to go for it.
Originally posted 2012-05-27 00:52:12.