It’s not the end of the world to be small.
In the land of the National Football League, Darren Sproles is a boy among giants. Facing off against defensive lineman who weigh in the neighborhood of 300 plus pounds, Sproles is a small man in a big man’s world. Standing 5’6 and weighing only 181 pounds, Sproles would seem to have the odds stacked against him.
Yet as yesterday’s game shows, sometimes having the drive to win is more important than size alone. Darren Sproles darted past men nearly twice his size as he scored the winning touchdown in overtime. If the prize goes to the biggest on the field, Sproles would have finished near the end of the heap.
Today we are starting a new teaching series that looks at how we can live an extraordinary life by facing challenges head-on rather than shrinking back. We’ll focus on a person in the Old Testament who embodies the spirit of a Christ-follower.
Based on a book by Mark Batterson (In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day), the seven principles we’ll cover are:
- Having a Big View of a Big God
- Facing Your Fears
- Overcoming Adversity
- Learning to Embrace Uncertainty
- Taking Faith-Based Risks
- Seizing Your Opportunities
- Willing to Look Foolish
As we start a new year, I’m excited to be starting this new series. I’m even more excited to think of what is possible when God gets involved in a person’s life (in your life!).
If you’re in the San Diego area, I hope you’ll join us at LifePoint for all seven messages. And bring a friend along, too. These are principles which have the potential to up-end the world and impact a person’s destiny.