from Ephesians 2:1-10
We have somehow allowed the life of a Christ follower to be boiled down to doing more of the right things and less of the wrong things in hopes of looking like one is at least moderately connected to Jesus. We make plans and ask God to bless them, and we go on living our lives keeping Jesus just close enough so that He is accessible in times of trouble.
What if, life were less about what you can get out of it and what you can accomplish and more about embracing the weight of the grace by which our small lives were saved? Then perhaps it would be less about achieving your 5 year plan and more about realizing you have something to live for no matter where you land.
w/ Vern Collins