I was walking down the road and ran into a lion. Seriously.
It was an unbelievable opportunity! We whipped out our iPhones and started recording the experience.
Then as we were trying to shoot a clip for our St Louis women’s conference, The Circus 2012, we got video of the lion biting David in the back! Oh my!
Have you ever felt like you were wrestling lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) in life?
I sure have… especially on this particular day when we were allowed to pet and play with them. Then I had the crazy idea to talk about our women’s conference because playing with a lion and tiger is one of the most death defying acts I could imagine!
After feeding him a bottle, I got right down on the ground with the baby tiger (yeah, they were babies. I’m not crazy!). Then I started talking about how this conference is going to have a lot of unexpected surprises.
Of course, life has a lot of unexpected surprises!
I’d say happening upon a lion and a tiger in the road is unexpected. But I have a feeling God knew this was going to happen! After all, the Bible talks about meeting lions in the road.
The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets!” — Proverbs 26:13 (NKJV)
Many times the enemy tries to make things look so scary, so unattainable, so impossible, and so ferocious that it becomes our reason for not living out our destiny.
If it looks too dangerous, too hard, and too scary, we decide to play it safe.
But the Bible says that the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion. It doesn’t say that he is a roaring lion. He’s just making a lot of noise. He has no bite. He was defeated on the Cross over 2000 years ago.
So what opportunities are you missing?
What reward is beyond not allowing the enemy to keep you in fear?
It takes courage, tenacity and an “I will do it” attitude to face the lions and tigers in life. And you don’t have to face them alone. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Don’t let the fact that there is a lion in the road (or what seems to be a lion in the road) keep you from anything. If you keep moving forward, you might just find out that the lion you were so afraid of was just a kitten casting a large shadow.
The Circus 2012
If today’s blog has helped you put your fears into perspective, then this year’s women’s conference is just for you. The Circus 2012 is designed to lead you to Godly confidence, courage and strength! And men, if you want to go, you can go for free – just volunteer.
Following God doesn’t mean that a baby lion won’t sneak up on you and try to bite you in the back (it happened to David!), but the reward is so worth it!
What lions have you faced?
Tell us about it and give us courage!
And please don’t forget to buy your ticket before the premium tickets are gone and the price goes up May 31!