“Sometimes we have to be thirsty to crucify
the things in life that prevent us from achieving our greatness.”
This is Easter Weekend, and many are busy with plans for spending time with family and friends, including a Sunday meal complete with family favorites. Scores of churches have participated in Lenten Season activities that will culminate in a grand Easter celebration. Last night I had the privilege of participating with six other ministers in a 7 Last Words service. Each person was given a limited time to speak on his or her particular word, representing what is recorded as one of the last 7 sayings of Christ. My task was to speak on the 5th Word from the Cross – I Thirst. As you are no doubt aware, a thirst relates to a desire for something to drink in order that the thirst will be quenched.
Speaking on the thought – I Thirst – brought to mind its applicability to our daily lives. For what are you thirsty? Are you thirsty for your life’s purpose, thirsty to find your place in the world, thirsty to do what it takes to realize your life’s dreams? Are you thirsty to tap into life at a whole new level – allowing you to achieve well beyond your greatest imagination? And are you thirsty to crucify the things in your life that have heretofore stood in the way of your progress?
Many people dream about achieving great things in life; and dreams require dedication, discipline, time, and effort. Hardly a dream to accomplish something significant will come to fruition without the work necessary to bring it to pass. That means – life requires a real thirst for what we desire to accomplish, a passion if you will. A strong thirst drives us to meet the desired outcome with the ‘work’ of our hands. Today my wish for you is simple – to encourage you to find your life’s passion, feed it with hard work and dedication, and go after exactly what you believe you were placed on this earth to accomplish.
Copyright © 2015 Geneace Williams