david santistevan


Living Wide Awake

Today I’m reading Erwin McManus’ new book, “Wide Awake: The Future is Waiting Within You”, and wanted to share a few thoughts that I found inspiring:

  • One of the most important characteristics of people who achieve the extraordinary is they live a life of expectation – they expect the good to happen; they internalize optimism (pg 92).
  • It is very likely that the life God has given you as a gift today is the very thing he will ask of you as a sacrifice tomorrow (pg. 108).
  • The unknown with God is always better than the known without Him (pg. 110).
  • Some lives have greater impact in their failure than other lives with all the success they can muster. Are you settling for a life that essentially seeks the measure of everyone else’s value of who you are (pg 113)?
  • Maybe there is something greater than happiness or prosperity, or wealth or prestige (pg 115).
  • For some of us, our challenge is going to be to move from a life that simply looks for security to a life that longs for significance (pg 115)

These thoughts inspire me. I don’t want to simply live for all the world values. I would rather make sacrifices that influence eternity than to be secure and comfortable during this vapor on earth.



July 28, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. you have become a regular blogger. what you are writing is excellent. keep it up.

    Comment by Jeff Leake | July 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Jeff. I am enjoying it. It is helping me document what God is teaching me.

    Comment by santahara | July 28, 2008 | Reply

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