Attempt Great Things

I saw this lectern in Westminster Abbey when I was 19 years old. I wrote it on a bookmark and discovered it again about 5 years later. As we try to figure out what to do in the future, this simple phrase keeps coming back to me. Simply "Go for it. The Lord is with you."

(For some reason, I had thought it was a Lord Byron quote, but it's actually from William Carey, the founder of modern missions, and the full quote is "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.")

It has seemed to me that the appropriate corollary to this is the Apostle Paul to the Phillipians. "But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from you faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you." Thus, attempt, and even if it is nothing more than an attempt, then your life is an offering poured out. So be it.