Ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time...several times? These memories leave you with an ill taste in your mouth, and nothing good seems to come from them. But what if the seemingly messy pieces of your life were actually strategically positioned by God? What if you've actually been in the right place at the right time every time? In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day will help you make sense of your past. You'll begin to connect the dots to see clearly how God has been preparing you for future opportunities. With a God's-eye perspective, you'll soon be thanking Him - even for lions, pits, and snowy days.
Facing your fears, courage in challenging situations, seeing a huge problem as an opportunity are a few essential elements of a leader that Mark Batterson does a great job of diving into in his book In a Pit with a Lion On a Snowy Day. The author uses the example of Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit and killed it with a spear, instead of running away from it, to share key characteristics of a lion chaser leader. With humor and real life examples Mark illustrates situations when he did and didn’t chase God’s vision instead of running away from it in his leadership role of a church planter and pastor.
Story Behind the Book
“Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.”