At the time I stopped racing professional motocross I was a very lost, scared, and confused. The thing that was driving me at this point in my life was my faith and Jesus. Even Though I was lost, scared, and confused I knew deep in my heart that God had a plan (It wasn’t always this way). No idea what that plan was, I started down the road determined to figure it out, and figuring it out was just what I was about to do.
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I thought to myself, what am I going to do with myself? All I had ever known was racing. I started riding at 4 years old and racing at 11. The biggest difference in my life at this time was Jesus. I was born again, and ready to make a difference in the world.
Have you already given up? If you have then I am really sorry for you because this is just the beginning of something amazing.
When everything including our economy is falling apart, there is also something very cool happening. Think of revolutions, they all seem to happen when things are falling apart. What happens in the midst of it all? A new start. An even better one than before. This is what is happening right in front of you. Either embrace it or get out of the way.
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No longer do we see the mass markets, instead they are being replaced by smaller more focused and micro markets. With the internet, we can now connect buyers and sellers from all over the world, more effectively and more cheaply. People are working out of their homes, smaller co-working spaces, yet creating the same if not more value and revenue than before.
Plato, a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, and writer most famous for his work “The Republic” writes about the Form of good and suggests that justice, truth, equality, beauty, knowledge, and many other forms ultimately derive from the Form of Good.
Is it possible that we might all be good and have an inner longing for growing the good in the world?
1 Timothy 4:4 says, “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.”
Do we not all know what is good, true, and right? Can we not all see beauty?
The working title of the book I am writing is Bankrupt for Jesus. What does this title make you think? How does it make you feel? I thought what better way to get feedback and challenge my thinking, than from the community?
Here are some of my initial working thoughts. When you think of bankruptcy you probably don’t think of Jesus. You think of something terrible, a debt that can’t be repaid, a life changing experience. The Dictonary.com definition, “The state, condition, or quality of being or becoming bankrupt.” Maybe you have been through a bankruptcy before. Maybe you know someone that has. Either way, you know what I am talking about when I say the word. Just the word makes you want to cringe. It’s like when your child says his or her first swear word in school. I hope this has never happened to you!
Instant oatmeal, cup noodles, fast food. Are you kidding me? We are literally living in an instant world. Everything is instant these days. What isn’t instant should be the question. Amazing how this has really shaped our society, our beliefs, and our values. Today, if something isn’t instant we want nothing to do with it. Whatever happened to good things take time? If this was only still the motto today.