A Closed Door

As you may already know Chanelle and I weren’t selected to go on staff for the Youth Pastor position we interviewed for a couple of weeks ago. As excited as we were about the possibility of going, I firmly believe that another door and oppurtunity will open up. God is laying out the path where His purpose and plan will be accomplished in our lives and in the lives of the people we will serve. I am fully determined that he has the place set where we are the right fit and we can invest in the lives of students and youth leaders.

I have taken away a few things that I hope will help you in your pursuit.

God’s will is more important than my wants.

Where one door closes another one will open.

Through this process, it has helped to solidify in our hearts and minds God’s call on our lives.

We are to celebrate the success of others.

Has there been a time in your life where a door was shut that you were excited about? What lessons did you learn and how did it advance your Life of Pursuit? Would you add anything else to this list?

Go For It

There is a difference in looking at the goal, and going for the goal. Don’t just look, GO FOR IT.

No one has ever obtained by simply looking. It takes action to do anything of significance and worth. The Life of Pursuit is defined by action not wishful thinking. I am not disqualifying the importance of planning only bringing to light the fact that there is a time to put the pens down and MOVE. Would you want a teammate that stands at a distance waiting for the goal to come to them once the ball is handed off. The goal is stationary, it is not coming to you, you have to GO FOR IT.

I feel that principal is the same when it comes to our Pursuit. God, in a sense, has handed us the ball. He wants us to go for the goal and not only look in wishful thinking. He wants us to GO FOR IT.

Philippians 3:14 [NIV] | 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Do you agree? In what way have you been looking at the goal when you should be GOING FOR IT? What else would you add? I would love your feedback?