Discovering your amazing

By Gerry Lewis | Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Have you discovered your amazing?

That’s not a typo or a misspelling. I know the difference between your and you’re. I’m not asking if you have discovered that you are amazing. I’m asking if you have discovered your amazing – the state of amazingness that is uniquely yours.

It’s unexplainable and somewhat intangible. It’s the sweet spot and “aha” all rolled into one.

It is not dependent on or controlled by circumstances, but is grounded in identity, awareness, and purpose, regardless of circumstances. It’s the point where you say, “I’ve seen God and I’ll never be the same again.”

There is no way in the world a 500-word post can do it justice.

I have to admit to being a bit of an enigma. In some ways, I’m practical. Let’s see how we can simplify and streamline this and make it work.

I’m comfortable with a certain degree of what I would describe as “mystical messiness.” What’s the big picture, the grand story, the surprising adventure of the journey?

I’ve spent an above average amount of time around hospitals over the past several months. One of the realities of being at the age that allows you to order off the senior menu is that your parents are likely to experience health challenges and deterioration.

But, I’ve seen God in those hospitals. On the way to and from them and at gas stations, restaurants and convenience stores.

I’ve heard God speak in those places. No, not audibly, but clearly all the same. “Do you see, my beloved son, how much I love you? Do you trust me? Will you rest in me? Are you amazed?”

As I type these words this morning, I’m sitting in a hospital room. It was a long, rough, scary night that didn’t go the way any of us had anticipated. This time yesterday morning, I was just about to head out the door to drive to the church where I was the guest preacher. I had no clue what would transpire over the next 24 hours.

But I am in my amazing. I can’t explain it. I can just tell you it’s true.

Here’s what I can tell you: I know God, and I am amazed by Him. I know who I am because of who He is and that amazes me. And I know He created me for the purpose of demonstrating and championing amazingnesss.

“For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.” (Psalm 47:2)

“Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” (Psalm 40:5)

Our lives matter to God. Every moment. Every place. Every circumstance.


Dr. Gerry Lewis, author, blogger, church consultant and leadership coach, serves as executive director of the Harvest Baptist Association in Decatur.

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