Friday, May 3, 2013

How Did I Get Here!

For those who know me, it will come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of Jon Acuff. Not the "Stuff Christians Like" Acuff (although "Jesus Juke" is now a big part of my vocabulary), but the Quitter, Start, work at Dave Ramsey Acuff. I have listened to almost every interview and talk I can find. I had the privilege of meeting and talking to him at SYMC 2013 and it was a great experience. He was very humble and even took the time to ask about my wife and family after I explained to him about a personal crisis I was dealing with.

In his most recent newsletter, Jon wrote about the five words all people will say. Those words are "How did I get here?" Incredible. He wrote that all of us will, one day, open our eyes, look around, and ask those words. How did I get here?

It made me think about that. Am I just coasting through life and my "5 Words Experience" will be one of sorrow and regret? I don't want to look back on life and not have accomplished anything.

There is a story in Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick where he relates about a conversation he had with a friend before going to see a U2 concert. He said that he wanted to have church in the arena that the concert was being held in. That is an incredible "5 Words Experience."

When I have mine, I want to be completely astounded by what has happened. I want to be flabbergasted at what God has done. I want to turn to my wife and excitedly exclaim, "How did we get here!" I want it to be a moment of tears and hugs and excitement because the Lord has moved in such an amazing way that I never could have done it on my own.