It is amazing where God will take you when you are willing to follow. Life is full of surprises when we choose mystery over security.— Erwin McManus
The most beautiful Erwin McManus quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
We are all hypocrites in transition. I am not who I want to be, but I am on the journey there, and thankfully I am not whom I used to be.
Would you be willing to give your life to save the world if no one ever knew your name? If anonymity was the price you would have to pay for significance, would it be too great a price? To live a life of courage is not a guarantee of prestige or adulation. It only matters if you live and die fulfilling the mission you were born for.
I think a lot of us are not on a path;
we're in a rut. We have confused comfort with peace, belief with faith, safety with wisdom, wealth with blessing, and existence with life.
When the church becomes an institution, people are nothing more than volunteers to be recruited. When the church is a movement, our stewardship becomes the unleashing of our God-given gifts, talents, and passions.
The history of God's people is not a record of God searching for courageous men and women who could handle the task, but God transforming the hearts of cowards and calling them to live courageous lives.
It is insanity to run from God and search for love.
The limitations you are willing to accept establish the boundaries of your existence.
Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive. Home is about love, relationship, community, and belonging, and we are all searching for home.
You need to remember who God is, forget the painful wounds and let Him renew you.
If God imagined you at birth, what makes you think He's stopped imagining you now.
How is it, that for many of us, being a good Christian is nothing more than being a good person? The entire focus of our faith has been the elimination of sin, which is important but inadequate; rather than the unleashing of a unique, original, extraordinary, wonderfully untamed, faith.
You cannot wash the feet of a dirty world if you refuse to touch it
True religion always moves us to serve others and to give our lives to see those oppressed find freedom.
Gratitude changes your perspective about life.
You see the future, experience the present, and remember the past in a dramatically different way.
We were created to be expressions of the goodness and wholeness of God.
You're not supposed to die with your potential.
A life well lived squeezes all the potential placed within and does something with it.
The most important moments rarely come at a convenient time
The epicenter of creativity and imagination should be the Church, reflecting the character and glory of God.
Love, no matter how you come at it, is a huge risk.
It makes it easier for me to remember that God will never reject me because I am not good enough and that any community that has His heart will embrace me as I am. Jesus invites us into a community where imperfect people can find acceptance, love, forgiveness, and a new beginning.
Racists are not born, they are raised.
Isolation is the breeding ground for racism. The more you come to know the world around you and people different than you the less likely you will become an extremist. The Church needs to bring the world together.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self.
Problems, obstacles, and challenges can either become the markers of our limits and limitations, or they can become the springboard into a whole new world.
Sin creates the illusion of freedom. In the end it fools us into seeking freedom from God rather than finding freedom in God.
I think Christianity is the same as Buddhism and Hinduism - whenever a religion begins to say that these are the things you have to do to be loved by God, you have a religion.
In some sense we are all hypocrites in transition.
The Christian faith grew through story - not text.
Only later did the stories become Scripture. While the Scripture must be held in the highest regard, we must not neglect the power of story.
Jesus' death wasn't to free us from dying, but to free us from the fear of death. Jesus came to liberate us so that we could die up front and then live. Jesus Christ wants to take us to places where only dead men and women can go.
My goal is to destroy Christianity as a world religion and be a recatalyst for the movement of Jesus Christ ... Some people are upset with me because it sounds like I'm anti-Christian. I think they might be right.
It's not your freedom to choose that makes you free.
It's what you choose in that freedom that makes you free.
Your soul craves truth, beauty, wonder, love.
Your soul craves to dream, to imagine, and even simply to understand. Your soul craves to connect, to commune, to create.
Two thousand years ago, God started a revolt against the religion He started.
So don't ever put it past God to cause a groundswell movement against churches and Christian institutions that bear His name.
A life well lived is the most exquisite work of art.
The church must acclimate to a changing world, or she will destine herself to irrelevance or even extinction. ...One of those dramatic changes in our environment is the shift from words to images. To do church in a way that is entirely text driven is the kiss of death.
Our citizenship is in eternity; history is our temporary residence.
Attitude is an accurate monitor of where we fall on the spectrum of pride and humility.
It is not balance you need but adaptability.
Your dreams are the product of your longings, a portrait of your potential, and a promise of your future.
When we dwell on the past, we tend to want to live there.
When we dream of the future, we want to go there. Our dreams are where God paints a picture of a life waiting to be created.
Greatness comes with discipline.
We can’t change history, but we can create the future.
Behind real freedom, there lies discipline.
Jesus beckons his followers to a path that's far from the easy road.
It's a path filled with adventure, uncertainty, and unlimited possibilities - the only path that can fulfill the deepest longings and desires of your heart.
When you begin to create the life of your dreams - or maybe better stated, when you begin to live the life that God dreams for you - you take responsibility to prepare for the future.
It is amazing how much we can endure when we are convinced there is a purpose to our struggle.
My goal is to destroy Christianity.
Humility is not about having a low self-image or poor self-esteem. Humility is about self-awareness.
I am convinced most Americans - yes even white Americans - are committed to justice and equality for all people. I am convinced that most Americans are disgusted and even ashamed that Nazism is alive and well in this country that fought to defeat its evil ideology.
The more isolated and disconnected we are, the more shattered and distorted our self-identity. We are not healthy when we are alone. We find ourselves when we connect to others. Without community we don't know who we are... When we live outside of healthy community, we not only lose others. We lose ourselves...Who we understand ourselves to be is dramatically affected for better or worse by those we hold closest to us.
We need both to aspire and accomplish.
Without a vision for your life, without a sense of purpose, you will begin to die a slow death.