1. An Unbalanced Schedule
2. An Unused Talent
3. An Unconfessed Sin
4. An Unresolved Conflict
A number of people have been asking me if I have been writing specifically about them. The answer is, "NO." The reason it seems that way is that all of us are sharing something in common. We are human and we live in a broken world. Because of that, we have a lot of shared challenges. We have to be very aware of all the things that steal our energy in order to accomplish a great goal no matter what your circumstances.
The better question is, how do I maintain a positive attitude under extreme conditions? This would be impossible if I would try to do it on my own. The only way that I am so passionate about living my life and helping others is because I am surrounded by cheerleaders.
By the way, when leave comments on my blog, you are part of my cheerleader squad!
Sometimes you lose passion for God because you’re not spending time around other people who have a passion for God. You’re not spending time around other Christians. You’re not getting any fellowship. I love this incredibly practical verse in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, it is just common sense from the Bible. "Two are better than one... because if one falls down his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" We need each other. We all fall sometimes. We all stumble at times. So we need people to help us up in our lives.
For me, to keep the fire going, I have to communicate with all my cheerleaders. You should be gathering your own squad of cheerleaders now. Remember, Noah did not build an ark while it was raining. You should not be gathering your squad when you need them. Do it now, when you don't.