This was powerful today so I’m reprinting the post. Kenny Luck is a Men’s Expert, Author, Speaker, Pastor and more. This is from his “In Your Corner” email updates. Kenny is a friend as well as the founder of Every Man Ministries, and Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church. Guys – subscribe to In Your Corner via the link at the top right of the Every Man Ministries web site. Enjoy this reminder and encouragement today.
I don’t know exactly when it happened, but time was not a friend to my early visions of greatness. I had to grow up. We all did. As this happened, our visions of glory were tempered and morphed to reflect the realities of life. Time wasn’t always on our side. The events of life got in the way—divorce, death, disappointment, unreasonable standards. We started to lose hope. Our loneliness split our loyalty and disintegrated our faith in real relationships.
The pure, ideal visions simply went away and were replaced with insecurities and fears which led not to dreams, but to fantasies that soothed our hearts. Escape and relief relegated greatness to just getting by. Glory was simply not reality anymore. Reality won. Glory was lost.
But what is God’s reality? In 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 Paul tells us: “For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. (NLT)
Adapted from Dream
by Kenny Luck, © 2006.