As I sit here banging away at my key board, I am wearing a Nike t-shirt. It reads…”Just do it.” This tag line might be one of the most recognized tag lines in the western world. It summarizes a life style that the Nike corporation promotes and seems to embrace. If nothing else, it is recognized around the world and it helps them sell action oriented products. But, most importantly, it is a tag line that resonates with the core of who I am and it helps me get up off the couch. The interesting question might be….what do I do when I get off the couch?
Just do it! Ok…..what should I do? Why am I doing it? Those questions seem to grab me and give me pause for reflection. Those questions have, at times, brought all of my doing to a complete stand still. They have haunted me and motivated me to look for an adequate answer. The questions, what am I doing and why am I doing it, bring me back to my reason for being……. the reason for my existence. Those questions drive me to wrestle with me.
Theologians have said that the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. I am convinced that that is exactly what I must do. How do I do that….in part, I commit to being the best me that I can possible be. What does that look like? I must be radically committed to being fully alive and fully engaged with Life. As I embrace the life I have been given, when I live it with energy, intensity and focus….then I am glorifying Him.
Howard Thurman said this: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” So the question might be, what makes you come alive? What gives you a sense of God’s joy & favor. Eric Liddell said: “God made me fast. And when I run, I feel his pleasure.” I have to believe that as we discover that which makes us come alive, then we will understand how we can uniquely Glorify Him. Then we will live into our unique calling, and our lives will have meaning and purpose and we will sense His pleasure.
What is the critical task? Discover that which makes you come alive. Then, go and do that. “The glory of God is man fully alive.”
What is the tag line for your life? Write it out! Paste it on the mirror in your bathroom. Allow your personal tag line to help you get up off the couch and live into the day. Your tag line must help you define the doing that flows from your core being. Live your tag line!
My tag line: Live Life-Choose Adventure!
Recently, I have added another tag line: Amp the Joy!
What is the tag line for your life? Please share it with us!
Please live your tag line with great energy, that He might be glorified this Day!