Really enjoying our new series at Mosaic called: “Living an Original Life.”
Rickey Williams at the 11am gathering in Pasadena (“The Eleven”) shared some great insights:
Too often we believe the lie: “It’s not my fault.” Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent in Gen. 3. Rather than a window response (looking out at others who “caused” our problems), we should have a mirror response (taking responsibility for our choices and responses). We may not be able to change what happens to us, but we can choose how we will respond.
We need to move from passivity to proactivity. Passivity is knowing something must be done and doing nothing. Adam was with Eve when she ate from the tree, yet he did nothing to stop her. (He may have even been with her when she was interacting with the serpent). Rickey said, “I have time to watch “Prison Break,” but I don’t have time to do something about what is causing me pain.”
Citing 2 Peter 1:3-7, Rickey reminded us that we have been given everything we need from God for life and godliness and even still we are to “make every effort” to become the people God created us to be.
Such a great reminder that I don’t have to succumb to a “victim mentality,” but I can live an original life.
You can listen ro the most recent podcasts here.
Check out the 3 different graphic novels here.
You guys are always doing great stuff. Keep up the great work, I look to Mosaic to keep me fresh as a pastor!