pinball

Ever feel like you're merely rolling through life?

Without a vision - a purpose for waking up each day - you are a pinball. The next push from any direction will make you start bouncing around, purely out of reaction. And as you spin around and ram into things, you will undoubtedly feel sick... don't be surprised at this.

One choice is to come up with a vision, something that many people will tell you that you need for your life. This is why leadership conferences do so well, why Tony Robbins is still making money, and why self-help books fly off the shelves.

Only those self-help books don't work. If they did, we wouldn't need them anymore. Only people keep buying them, from one "Secret" to another.

This is because true vision cannot come from within you - for if it does you are still the pinball. Or more clearly, you are simply a pinball with a magnet inside of you. That magnet is deceptive, because in many ways you may feel like it is guiding you... sometimes you will be attracted to things, and other times you will be repelled by them. But at the end of the day, you're still a pinball that is reacting, trying to bounce around without any "beyond you" perspective... and your life will still feel quite dizzy.

Vision for your life must come from a place of revelation - Someone who sees your life from ground level (as you do) as well as the birds-eye view (which you do not). If you listen to such a Voice, only then can you (even if only for a brief second) see the big picture of what you're bouncing around in.

Only then can you tell if you're heading toward scoring points or losing your turn.

Only then can you avoid the flippers and run a straight path toward your True Destination... the one where you help release all the other locked balls and let the potential for scoring points truly take off.

Pray for your life to have more than human-sized vision...
pray for it to have a God-sized revelation.
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. (Proverbs 29:18)

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