Happy Memorial Day. We pause. We remember. We appreciate. We treasure. We say thank you. To the many service men and women who have given and who are giving- your work is appreciated. Freedom is a priceless gift.
If you missed the post, “don’t despise the small,” click here. This is sort of a part two to that post.
While we embrace and treasure the workings of the small, we can’t ignore what might come next. A step, a leap, a decision to embrace the next assignment. The invitation from God to see a need and meet it. The big.
Not big as in flashy and celebrated by the world. Big as in what it will cost to go there. Big as in the faith it will take to press through. Big as in impact it will make. Big as in caring more about pleasing God than perpetuating my comfort. Big as in obeying fully.
It’s easy to obey partially. Obeying just enough to give the right Christian appearance is not the obedience God desires.
God doesn’t just want us to call ourselves people of faith. God wants His people to live lives that actually require faith. There’s a difference. And therein lies whisperings of the big. The calling. The cause within you.
I have a friend I want to introduce you to this week that lives this message. Breaths this message. Proclaims this message with more enthusiasm than words on a flat screen can possibly convey.
Matthew Barnett is the co-founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles and the senior pastor of the historic Angelus Temple. He’s also the author of the book, “The Cause Within You”.
If you’ve ever wrestled with discovering your calling, this book is for you. If you’ve ever pondered what you’re supposed to do with your life, this book is for you. If you’ve ever felt a stir toward bold, but present realities of life scream stay safe, this book is for you.
If you’ve ever dared peek through the window of a big door, this book is for you.
It might just breathe into you the courage to fling your own “big” wide open. I can’t wait for you to meet Matthew and hear his incredible story. Never have a met someone who more beautifully refuses to despise the small while fearlessly embracing the big.
The really, really big.
You can order his book, “The Cause Within You- finding the one great thing you were created to do in this world,” by clicking here. It is the perfect gift for graduates and for Father’s Day.
Leave me a comment today telling me who you know that would benefit from reading this book and I’ll pick five winners to receive a free copy. And be sure to tune in the rest of this week for my video interviews and a surprise announcement on Thursday.