Living It Forward is all about living intentionally and proactively.
Living It Forward is about causing life to happen instead of just allowing it to happen.
Living It Forward is about determining what you want said at your funeral and then living in such a way that those words become your reality.
Living It Forward is not just about writing the script of your life, it’s about living the script of your life. (Remember, what we believe in is evidenced by how we live, not just by what we say.)
With these thoughts in mind, it’s easy to see why these words from Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles In A Thousand Years jumped off the page and into my heart…
“You’re writing another book about yourself?” Jordan asked. He was sitting at the counter in the kitchen eating a bowl of cereal. He had his laptop open and was choosing the starting lineup for his college fantasy basketball team. He’d been playing the game for a year and finally had a division one team. He said he was going to start his best defense, because defense wins championships.
“I’m not writing a book. I’m not talking about a book. I’m talking about me. I don’t think I’m telling a good story.
“I think you tell good stories. Lots of people think so.”
“I tell good stories in books. I don’t live good stories.”
Jordan poured more milk in his cereal. He was looking at me while pouring the milk. He was squinting his eyes a little and furrowing his brow. He stopped pouring the milk. He kept looking at me for ten seconds or more, like he was studying me.
“You’re right,” he finally said. “You aren’t living a good story.”
“That’s what I was saying.”
“I see,” he said.
“What do I do about that?”
“You’re a writer. You know what to do.”
“No, I don’t.”
Jordan looked at me with his furrowed brow again. “You put something on the page,” he said. “Your life is a blank page. You write on it.”
Bottom line, Living It Forward is writing good stories on the blank page of your life!
Question: What will you do this week to live it forward and write good stories on the page of your life?