You’re standing in the Lobby. It’s a big Lobby. It’s intimidating. You’re there for a reason, but now that you’re there, you’re kind of wondering what the heck you were thinking. I mean, you’re here to talk to someone you’ve never met, to have them help you in some totally bizarre way that you’re not even convinced is something you want to get involved in anyway.
“I don’t really want to talk to this person about ______ , anyway. I’m not really supposed to be doing ______ or anything like it; I already have ________ and that’s just fine, it’s not great but it’s okay. The person I am here to see _______, they don’t even know me!! Why would they want to talk to me? Besides, who am I anyway? I’m just a nobody and, well that person is practically royalty when it comes to ______. I would just be wasting there time!”
And so you turn to leave, because this whole thing is ridiculous, right?!
Okay, let me tell you right now – you’re not supposed to leave. You’re not supposed to walk away. You’re not supposed to give up.
LOOK AT ME WHEN I AM TALKING TO YOU!! IS THIS ALL YOU’RE EVER GOING TO BE?! IS THIS ALL YOU’RE EVER GOING TO DO? TO GIVE UP?!t
This is the time that you have to decide where you’re going with you’re life.
If you could go talk to the Lead Pastor right now and tell him how God gave you a vision, would you? It would mean you would have to walk up in front of the other 40 people near him and talk to him.
If you could go talk to the girl you like and strike up a conversation and tell her you want to talk for a bit and hear about who she is what she’s going through, would you? Get a date with her? Go get some coffee?
How about this? If you could walk up to God, and tell him you’re ready to give up everything you have ever loved, throw it away like trash that’s on fire in your pocket, about to burn you up, and see what absolutely, sold-out, unbelievable thing God has planned for you for the next 30 minutes of your life, for the next 30 hours of your life, for the next 30 days of your life, for the next 30 years of your life, would you do it?! WOULD YOU DO IT?!
Because that is what you’re doing right now, your carrying junky burning stinking smelly garbage in your pocket.
Life is way too short for you to waste it. Every MINUTE of YOUR time, is GOD’S TIME, NOT yours!! You don’t even have a second to waste. You want to wait till later, well too stinkin bad, because the pressure is on, the hammer is coming down, the atom bomb has been fired, and it’s D day baby. It’s D day and you’re about to burn up in atomic disaster unless you get your crap together and…
Walk in to that lobby. Walk up to that receptionist. Tell her you are not going anywhere for the rest of the week till you talk to the owner of the $50,000,000 company you came to sell something to, and when the receptionist rejects you, you look up behind her at the 8 security guards on the stairs and the 2 other receptionists between you and the owner and you think to yourself, “This lady is impossible to get to,” You think, “She’s up those scary stairs!”
Storm the stairs. Don’t wait. Don’t pause. Get mean, get angry, get belligerent, get focused, shine your light in the world, focused through a magnifying glass till its laser sharp enough to burn through concrete and then get your butt in the game and score the dang touchdown. I didn’t say get arrested. Use wisdom. Use tact. Don’t say “stinking” outloud either. Instead, get motivated, however and whatever it takes, and go after it. If you say “stinking” my wife will slap me so be nice, but be mean.
“I don’t really want to talk to this person about ______ , anyway.” Yes, you do. You drove all the way there to the lobby to talk to Mrs. Unapproachable about this and you need to go do it or you’re backing down cause you’re not BOLD enough.
I’m not really supposed to be doing ______ or anything like it; I’m pretty sure you’re there because God is testing the crap out of you right now. So squeeze you’re teeth and you butt cheeks together and go after it!
“I already have ________ and that’s just fine, it’s not great but it’s okay.” Yeah it’s not okay. You’re going through the motions right, you’re not even alive righ now, you’re just faking it. Stop blaming you’re mom, or you’re dad or you’re spouse, or you’re girlfriend, or you’re husband, or you’re kid, or you’re boss, or you’re paycheck. Go after it right this second don’t wait!!
“The person I am here to see _______, they don’t even know me!!”I am going to go out on a limb and say, they are going to know who you are in a few minutes because remember those scary stairs? You’re about to storm them.
“Why would they want to talk to me? Besides, who am I anyway? I just a nobody and, well that person is practically royalty when it comes to ______. I would just be wasting there time!” This is the real heart of the matter, isn’t it? Here you are, you’re about to be the most important person in the whole room, and you’re doubtin yourself? If you really want to be nobody, then go home and do nothng. If you want to be famous, then go get some attention! Cause a stinking scene! Get up those stairs with all the grace and dignity you can muster. You want to know secret of the scary stairs?
Boldness. Repeat after me: “I refuse to fear” Say it out loud, “I refuse to live a life of settling and I am not going to take minimum wage or whatever I have been settling for anymore! I am going to know what I want and I am goin to go get it!
Be Bold. Be Bold for God. Go get it. He’s has started the timer and he’s waiting.