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Walking In Your Passion While Still Being Useful
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Walking In Your Passion While Still Being Useful

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This post was originally published on the Chris Lautsbaugh’s blog at http://www.nosuperheroes.com/walking-in-your-passion/ and is re-posted with permission.

“May I never lose the wonder, oh the wonder of your mercy.”

This line from Matt Redman’s song “Mercy” has the power to bring tears to my eyes.

Grace is my passion.

It is my One Big Thing.
It is what brings tears to my eyes when I see its absence.
It truly is the truth, which gets me out of bed in the morning.

As Andy Stanley said at the recent Catalyst Conference, “It is what I want people to line up to thank me for at the end of my life.”

I am looking for a larger portion of the opportunities I say “yes” for, to flow through the lens of grace.

“Can I make an impact (in my passion) in this area?”

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Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham… names we all recognize; people we want to emulate. Here’s the “bad news:” you and I won’t ever reach their heights. We likely won’t transform the history of whole nations. People won’t remember our names like theirs.

Sorry to break the news to you, but someone had to say it, I suppose.

Our inspiration so often comes from these heroes because the stories captivate us. Books can be written and films made. The result is that we can never measure up, and then, so often, we simply give up.

“I can’t ever do what he did, so why bother even trying?”

We shouldn’t give up though.

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