I love coffee and whenever I walk into a Starbucks to get a Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte
, I always look at the variety of merchandizes they have. You never know, sometimes you can get some great deals here, like those nice SB coffee cups for half the price. This time as I walked into SB at the University Village in Los Angeles- across the street is USC ("Trojans, Fight On!") - a book caught the attention of my eyes. On the cover of the book it had a question which was; "Where will you be five years from today?"
While I waited in line I took the book and opened it, the first question allready had me thinking, but on the following page challenging words were placed, it seems like those words spoke to me personally.
This is your life, your one-and-only life. Over the next five years, what do you really want to do? What do you really want to have? What do you really want to be? Where do you really want to go? There are no rules here. This is not a work book, it's a play book. This is not a "here's how" book, it's a "why not?" book. So be daring, be bold and true to yourself!
"This is a perfect book for Robert", was my second thought (Robert is a young man that I know for over 6 years, on fire for God and intentional about the rest of his life serving God). I got him the book, and one copy for myself. The next few weeks I drove to several SB location to pick up an additional 5 copies for men that play a very special role in my personal life. If you find something good, make sure you share it.
This book is my 'play book', I read it together with the Bible, as a devotional 'side kick'. I put notes in it, quotes, thoughts, pictures, dreams etc...I want my life to be a journey, that turns into an adventure, which will become a quest.
But the most important thing I put on the first page of this book was Matthew 6:33; "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
and Proverbs 16:3; "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
See I want to reach my full potential, I want to live a significant live and I want to reach my destiny, but I want to make sure that all is 'In Christ!'
I hope you find yourself a copy and get one or more for those 'instrumental' people within your live, let's see where we will be in 2014.
God Bless and 'Bon Voyage' for the next 5 years of the rest of your life...