Chiseled launched yesterday with a message that I felt good about because it ….
- Linked the start of Ephesians 2:1=10 (and you were dead) with its conclusion (you are his workmanship) by connecting impulse and impact;
- Led to a video conclusion involving a regular guy and his son who made a spectacular impact on a young life;
- Showed how “I’M NOT” and “I CAN’T” really aren’t acceptable answers when invited to make an impact for the Kingdom.
- Resulted in this bottom line: In Christ’s hands, as he chisels you, you stop living by impulse and start living for impact.
It’s kinda funny – if you want to tell someone how great they are and how much potential they have, how do you begin? Those of you who are coaches or bosses, you do this all the time, I bet. You see the ability deep inside someone, you see the beauty, you want to call it forth, and so you begin with THAT, don’t you? “You’re great; you’ve got potential; all we got to do is unleash that buried potential and you’ll make a major impact on our team, in our office, in your territory,” whatever. I remember being 11 or so and a random tennis coach just said, “you’ve got a lot of natural ability” and I was just on Cloud Nine for a week or so following. This is just what we do, how we approach thing, and it seems to be basic human nature AND a basic understanding of motivation. Some of you gave that and others of you HEARD that talk just this week. It’s pretty much what we do, and it’s fine.