Chase the Lion

What does it look like to leave a legacy?

Text to Read: 2 Samuel 23:24, 39 NLT

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Main Points to Ponder:

  • The key to dreaming big is thinking long, even beyond your lifetime.

  • When you act based on a short-term outlook, you’re going to mess up.

  • Jesus came despite your mistakes and overcame them at the cross.

  • Action Step:

    • Dream big, dream long: put everything in the scope of eternity as you go out and chase lions.

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What will I have to give up to pursue my dream?

Text to read: 2 Samuel 23:13-17 NLT

Main Points:

  • Following Jesus often calls for personal sacrifice.

    • Hebrews 11:33-40 NLT

  • From your human perspective, sacrifice is the enemy.

  • Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross stripped death of its power and opened the way for you to find an eternal purpose.

  • In the grand scheme of God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will, eternal gain infinitely offsets earthly pain.

    • Revelation 21:1-4 NLT

  • Action Step:

    • Put eternal reward above earthly comforts: ask the Holy Spirit if there is something you need to sacrifice that is holding you back from Christ’s eternal purpose for you.

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God has made you capable of great growth.

Text to Read: 2 Samuel 23:9-10 NIV

The Main Points:

  • God can use you to accomplish big things in his kingdom.

  • You probably don’t have what it takes to accomplish the dream he’s given you right now.

  • But God’s given you an amazing capacity for growth when you practice daily discipline.

  • And Jesus does what you cannot.

  • When we faithfully practice obedient, daily discipline, we’ll be amazed at how God shows up.

  • Action Steps:

    • Keep learning till God gives you a dream: Get into God’s Word and God’s dream will get into you.

    • Practice obedient, daily discipline in preparation for facing the lion.

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How do I pursue my dream with passion?

Text to Read: 2 Samuel 23:8 NIV

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The main points:

  • We don’t die when our hearts stop beating. We die when our hearts top skipping a beat in pursuit of God and the dream he’s given us, when our hearts stop breaking for the things that break the heart of God.

  • When you pursue a dream you’re passionate about you’ll see it through.

    • See Jeremiah 20:9 NLT

  • Your ultimate source of passion comes as a response to the passion of Jesus Christ.

    • See Philippians 3:7-8 NLT

    • See Matthew 6:21 NIV

  • Action Step:

    • Spend time reflecting on the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice for your life until you rediscover your passion for Christ.

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