I've heard from several people who have shared their ALL IN stories with me. This is one of them:
This series has been very powerful for me and my husband. He arrived home from Afghanistan five months ago from a contracting position and is still looking for employment. I was told in November my job that I have had for over 17 years would be gone in March of this year. Our youngest child is getting ready to head off to college in the fall. As all of these challenges have hit us, it has made me reflect on my life and where I have been and where I want to go. I have the "All in Manifesto" taped to my desk here in my home office. I read it everyday and pray that God will show me the way.
I have always been interested in real estate and met with a local broker one week ago. He gave me some information on a class for real estate but it looked like it had already started. He said to call anyway because things may have changed. Sure enough, the class had been postponed and I was able to start last week. I don't know if this is what God has planned for me or if this will lead me to what he has planned for me. I am going after my dream of knowing more about real estate and maybe getting my license and selling.
Right now I am going after a dream destined to fail without divine intervention. I will continue to seek God. I am creating my future.
All In Manifesto
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is
destined to fail without divine intervention.
Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God.
Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences.
Enjoy the journey.
Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Take a flying leap of faith.
Quit holding out. Quit holding back.
Push all your chips to the middle of the table.
It's time to ante up all your faith.
It's time to go all in.
It's time to go all out.