Wednesday, December 19, 2012


As we come into a new year this is the time in which we take a closer look at ourselves and make plans and goals to make a bigger impact on our world.  Like many other people, Jeff Goins was on a quest to break free of the mundane and live a life with those types of goals - live a more incredible life that impacts our culture.

In his new book, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life, Goins, a writer and blogger, defines being "wrecked" as an expereince... a time when a broken world slams into our comfortable existence and what is left over is a tension between a lifetime of adventure and our daily routines.

Goins explains that being wrecked is often times a season in our lives when we are exposed to the uncomfortable reality of povery, pain and suffering and then return to our "normal" existence.  But after that exposure our lives are never the same.  We can be wrecked in our daily lives, close to home, at work, school or on mission trips. "When we are wrecked we choose the harder things... the things we don't want to do but we know we need to do in order to grow," says Goins.  "It means everything we believe - everything we know about ourselves, our world and our destiny is now in question because we have seen something bigger."

I had the chance to talk with Jeff about his expereience in being "wrecked" and what that meant in his life. We also talked about intentionally being wrecked and what that committment means in the life of a follower of Christ.  To listen to the conversation click here.  I want to warn you though -- being wrecked is not easy nor is it fun, but I believe it is a necessity in order to grow in your relationship with Christ.  Be prepared to be WRECKED!

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