I wanted to be Chuck Swindoll when I was 12. In my pre-teen world, he was the most influential person in the evangelical church. I confessed this to friend in college and she burst out laughing. I did too. Then she said something I will never forget, "To be him, you're probably going to have to go through a lot of shit." Meaning, wisdom and the gift of influence will come with a cost.
Fast forward 23 years and I have found myself wondering who in fact, have I become? I'm certainly not Chuck Swindoll. I am most certainly more me, but my heroes had to change because I have.
What about you? Are you still reaching for the future while relying on old visions? Have you outgrown your heroes?
More importantly, what price are you willing to pay in order to become more "you"?
My friend Johnny Sertin said it best,
The question is not,
"Can the change be done?"
It's what it will cost you.
In that price God honors
our choice and brings life."