Andy Stanley

The Risk Hangover Pt. III

Pt. III – I Quit

In the previous posts on my series (Pt 1 and 2) called “The Risk Hangover” I talked about how many Millennials have never had to risk much in their lives. We have been given everything and yet now that most Millennials are now “twenty-somethings” we feel like we have nothing. Most would say they are overqualified in a job that they do not enjoy. Many Millennials are not married. I looked at all my high school friends and counted how many were married verses single, and the singles won the majority by a landslide. Marketers are having a ball with our age-group because it just seems like our generation is just scrambling for something to hold on to, something with meaning and purpose. They are trying to full our void. But what if I told you I did something that Millennials wished they could do? What if I quit a job that many would die for because I needed to experience more risk? Careless? Baby Boomers may think so. Exciting? Yes! Big risk? Oh yeah. (more…)

Why A Vision?

Everybody ends up somewhere in life. A few end up somewhere on purpose. (8)

How true, eh?! How many times do you catch yourself or others saying “If Only” or “I wish?” Chances are you hear or think it a lot. I believe it is because when we are not aligning our plans and vision with Gods plans and vision we are missing out on HUGE opportunities beacause our God is a BIG god who has BIG things in store for us if we only ask.

What is vision? Well briefly until I talk about it more in the next post, it is thinking about where you want to be down the road. It is maybe what you want to achieve by the time you are age “whatever.” There are those of us who have a picture of what we want to be our could be. That is vision as Andy perfectly explains.

A clear vision, along with the courage to follow through, dramatically¬† increases your chances of coming to the end of your life, looking back with a deep abiding satisfaction, and thinking, I did it. I succeeded. I finished well. My life counted. (9) (more…)

Visioneering My Future

The Book Cover

One of my favorite books of all time is Andy Stanley’s Visioneering. So many people wander through there life feeling like they have wasted so much time and opportunities. I felt that burden way early on in college and even my senior year in high school. I knew God was preparing me for a whole lot and I needed to make sure my vision was His vision for my life. I really didn’t understand that His vision must come first until my sophomore year of college when my heart just felt like I was being called back home. But, that is a different post.

Anyways, I am rereading Visioneering in preparation for things to come in the months that are going to require much strength, faith, leadership and discernment on my part, and I know that all of that has got to come from God and not from me. For if I were to rely on my self, I would fail miserably. So, over more than 20 posts I hope to lay out 20 building blocks that Andy talks about in his book. This is moreso for my benefit and hopefully like my previous post to flow into your own awakening and search for God plan in your life.

– Trent