But one of the elders said to me, “Do not cry! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, David’s descendant, has won the victory…” Revelation 5:5
I have read some great books in the past few years, but I don’t believe any have impacted me as much as Mark Batterson’s, Chase The Lion!
I think it is safe to say his “Lion Chaser’s Manifesto” will follow me for the rest of my days, challenging me to be everything and do everything, I was put on this planet to do.
The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto
- Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
- Run to the roar.
- Set God-sized goals.
- Pursue God-given passions.
- Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.
- Stop pointing out problems.
- Become part of the solution.
- Stop repeating the past.
- Start creating the future.
- Face your fears.
- Fight for your dreams.
- Grab opportunity by the mane and don’t let go!
- Live like today is the first day and the last day of your life.
- Burn sinful bridges.
- Blaze new trails.
- Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands.
- Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
- Dare to fail.
- Dare to be different.
- Quit holding out.
- Quit holding back.
- Quit running away.
- Chase the Lion!
World-Changer? Yes… that’s you!
You were put on this planet to make a difference.
God has given the only power source you will ever need–His Holy Spirit!
With Him you get: WISDOM, GUIDANCE, PROTECTION, COMFORT, INSPIRATION, ANOINTING, FAVOR, and GRIT!
The Lion of Judah has chosen you, gifted you, called you, and empowered you.
And He says, “Come. Follow Me.”
(Now, tell me you can’t.)
You have spirit-wings to fly. He has anointed your Holy roar! All He is waiting for is your, “Yes!”
Come on baby girl–time to Chase The Lion!
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you prophet to the nations… Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, today I have appointed you over nations and over kingdoms: to uproot and to tear down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1: 5, 9, 10 TLV