Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado

I'm a little behind in my Lucado reading. But it took me so long to get through this book.

Max Lucado tells his readers, in Cure for the Common Life, that we need to find our Sweet Spot, that God has made us unique with specific gifts.

And what we should do is figure out what we enjoy doing and then pursue that because it's what God would want us to do.

It's no fun doing something that makes you miserable - and Lucado tells the story of how he hates strategy/building meetings yet was part of them all. Finally he quit and stuck with reading and teaching.

So stop doing the things that make you miserable is the lesson here.

But wait, a couple chapters later he tells a story of a boy who didn't want to hike clear to the top of a mountain like the rest of his friends. Instead of letting him be happy and stop, they forced him to walk the rest of the way.

So much for living in his Sweet Spot.

This book is typical Lucado with easy reading and stories about people galore!

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