Jeremiah 12:5

horse

Are you going to run home the minute you find that the mass of men and women are more interested in keeping their feet warm than in living at risk to the glory of God? Are you going to live cautiously or courageously?  I called you to live at your best, your utmost best, to pursue righteousness, to sustain a drive toward excellance.

If you are already fatigued by this run-of-the-mill crowd of apathetic mediocrities, what will you do when the real race starts, the race with the swift and determined horses of excellence?  Are you going to shuffle along with the crowd, or run with the horses?   There will be retreats from excellence, veerings away from risks, withdrawals from faith.  It sounds easy, doesn’t it??

It is easier to define oneself minimally and

live securely within that definition than

to be defined maximally and

live adventurously in that reality!

Easier, but not better.

Easier, but not more significant.

Easier, but not more fulfilling.

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