The Brotherhood – Part 96

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

Life goes by quickly…

I guess its watching the speed that my granddaughter is growing up that has me thinking about such things. It seems that one day you’re holding her tiny frame, smiling and celebrating her birth, and the next day she’s cooking for you in her toy oven. What’s next? College?

Okay, maybe that’ll be more than a few days away, but I’m increasingly aware that we can get so busy with the life we have that we can forget to live the life we want. Moments become days become years and ultimately become a lifetime, so have you started living the life you want yet?

Men of God undertake great challenges for God. They use their lives for maximum expression of their passion to make a difference and they die reaching for even higher dreams. Isn’t that who you want to be?

So what does the dream look like? What is the passion that beats somewhere beneath your shirt pocket? Maybe it’s time to quit saying “someday” and roll up your sleeves.

My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 12:5. Since I’m sitting in an airport and my Bible’s in my luggage, here’s the best I can do at quoting God’s words to the ancient prophet:

“If you have raced with men on foot and they have wearied you, how wil you run with horses? And if you stumble in the safe country, how will you fare in the thickets by the Jordan?” 

I think God was asking Jeremiah to step up. I mean, if the life he was living was sapping all his strength, how would he live the life God had for him? Not sure how Jeremiah reacted to that, but I want to find a few horses and see if they’ll run a few sprints with me.

I’ve often said that “a man’s capacity will always shrink to the size of his task.” That means what you can do will ultimately shrivel to what you have to do, unless you choose to reach higher.

That’s today’s message–start reaching for your dreams. Life’s not going to move any slower so if you’re going to live your dreams–wake up and get started!

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