I was reading an article that was published in Relevant, Nov-Dec ’10, written by the magazine’s founder and CEO, Cameron Strang. The article is called “The Price of Vision,” and I thought he had some really brilliant comments on driving towards the vision God has given you and not taking the easy way out. Here is a link to the article, followed by some exerts I found challenging and insightful and a few of my own thoughts.
“While it may sound harsh to say that, there is a sense of entitlement and urgency that saturates our generation. We’ve grown up hearing nothing but yes. We’re going to be the best. We’re going to change the world. We’re going to surpass our parents’ generation.”
“We’ve had things handed to us, and when it comes to our dreams, we’ve been told God will give us the desires of our hearts. But are we actually willing to pay the price?”
“I needed to let go of the controls. If God called me to do this, He would open the doors, not me. And at the same time, somewhat paradoxically, I needed to have unwavering resolve to pursue the vision He put in me.”
“If something comes easily and without sacrifice, it’s rarely significant.”
Are we willing to drive hard after those things God has put in our hearts, or are we going to take the safe, easy way out? Are we going to do whatever it takes to accomplish His purposes for His glory, or are we going to look for shortcuts?
I believe God has huge, amazing things He wants each of us to accomplish, but He does not give us the easy way out. Through our journey following His path for us, He is making us more and more like Him. Don’t look for the easy path, look for His path.