September 1, 2010- This is the celebration of New Year’s Day for the university student. We gather together on campus with pencils, laptops and coffee in hand. Returning after four months apart we show off our summer tans and swap stories of internships, travel studies and missions trips. Here at Trinity Western University we are not only preparing for late nights writing papers and numerous presentations, it is as if we are on the edge of incredible growth and transformation.
I can’t wait for the next year to start. I can’t wait to see the journey that the Lord is going to take us each on. Every year He takes us deeper and higher into His Will. The following note I wrote in January at the beginning of the calendar year… I feel the same way today, at the start of the academic year.
More. More. More. More! I know that I ask a lot of you, but here’s the kicker- I’ll always be asking more. I don’t want you or I to ever get comfortable. We should always be striving, always living in a status of healthy discontent.
Desire for God to take us deeper, higher, and farther into His will.
Is all that God seeks, all that He asks for.
I believe that God is always asking more of us. “Well done, good and faithful servant”- Here’s more responsibility, more territory, more sacrifice, more gain! More. More. More. More!
I want more. I need more! I want God to fill me up more, more, more, more and More!
Teach me more! Love me more! Strengthen me more! Break me more! Give me more!
And for God’s sake man, Speak up! You may never know the eternal impact that you’ll make on the soul of another just by getting over yourself and speaking up. Take a risk. Face failure, face rejection and through that you will follow God. Live dangerously. A good friend once told me, “ Danger makes the jobs so much more fun.” Live comfortable? Or live life?
Men- be the men that your women need you to be. Women- be the women that your men need you to be! Be the person who God created you to be. Do more! Love more! Give more. Learn more. More, More, more and More!
Two Thousand and Ten: This year- strive for more. Don’t settle. Don’t get comfortable. Fight more. Love more. Learn more. Mentor more. Obey more. Be more.