What Wakes You?

Why do you do what you do? What gets you up in the morning or keeps you up working late?


Sadly for many people, their life is lived only so that their life can end up living them.
On this blog I’ve talked a lot about intentional living.

Intentional living is about making choices and not simply taking what’s handed to you. It’s about living as an unrelenting optimist who knows you are, well, built for more.

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a whirlwind of emotion because of some great opportunities I’ve had to turn down. Opportunities to stop everything I’m doing and get into a “comfortable” and “stable” situation. It looked appealing. You know what, part of me wanted that. Part of me needed that.

But then I took a step back and asked myself, why?

Why would I, why would you walk away? Why now? So that you can wallow in regret 6 months later with a bunch of “what if’s” going on in your head? I’ve been there. I’ve taken the easy road. It’s not that easy.

The easy road looks good. The grass always seems better on the other side. Until you get there.
So I decided to take a risk. I put all my cards on the table. I decided to look fear in the face and say “bring it!” And it’s the scariest decision I’ve ever made!


Because I want to know why I get up into the morning; I want to live with a clear purpose that drives me daily. So what has been the result? I don’t know yet. That’s the exciting part.

So why do you do what you do? Are you going through the motions in life, building someone else’s dream because its more comfortable for you? Or, are you living with a defined, clear purpose that was placed uniquely on your heart by God himself?

I hope it’s the latter, because when you have that, everything else pales in comparison to what God has ahead of you. That will get you up in the morning! 

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