Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Linkage: What if Your Life Could be More Engaging Than Television?

Many of us live pretty uneventful lives.  Which at times can seem like a good thing, but it can have a deadly consequence for us.  As we take the path of least resistance and we begin to live our lives out through the actions of other people we begin to opt for a life of meaninglessness.  Our lives become defined by the TV shows we watch and the stuff that we buy.  To take our minds off our reality we watch more TV and buy more stuff, it is vicious cycle.

Followers of Christ are called to live intentional lives.  This will not always equate with an exciting life, but it will equate with a meaningful life.  We are called to be good stewards of all that God has given to us, that includes our time and talents, not just our finances.  I think that is the point Don Miller is trying to make in this blog post:
Ask yourself before your next major decision “If I were a character in a story, what decision would make the story more interesting?” 
You’ll be surprised at how differently you feel about the decision. You’ll weigh safety over excitement, risk over comfort. You’ll likely decide to love people more, quit your job, bring home roses, leap off the cliff into the water and so on. Great characters in exciting stories don’t sit around on the couch playing it safe. They get up, move, try, fail and risk it all again.

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LCannon said...

I have never posted a comment on your blog before. I don't know why. Your posts are so profound. I enjoy them a lot. Thank you for sharing your words and inspiration

Paul Steele said...

Thanks for reading and I am glad that I can be a small blessing in your life.

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