Why I want to be like Bob Goff

Did you start something yesterday?

I started a lot of things, and finished a couple projects as well. I’m feeling mightily accomplished.

Usually I look at the mound of other projects that didn’t get finished and feel a weight on on my shoulders.

Interestingly, yesterday’s post helped that burden stay light. Because I gave myself permission to start and not finish, I didn’t have that sinking feeling when I looked at the unfinished work. Instead, I was proud of what I started.

And that was the point.

I have so many wonderful things to share and blog about, but to lay the foundation, I need to push you towards an amazing guy. His name is Bob Goff, and we were truly blessed to hear him speak this summer at the teen church conference Big Stuf Camps.

I want to be like Bob Goff.

1. He meets other lawyers at his “office” — Tom Sawyer’s Island at Disney.

2. He does INCREDIBLE things. Not “let’s go tour Europe for a week” kind of stuff. But truly out-of-the-box, why-not, let’s-do-it adventures. **hint: the most amazing involves sleepovers with dignitaries and world leaders**

3. He doesn’t set appointments. If he can meet with you at the time you need to talk, he meets with you. If you have a specific time to meet, call him and if he’s free, he’s yours.

4. He helped free 71 Kenyans from jail after they were wrongfully imprisoned.

5. He let a stranger use his house to propose to his girlfriend.

6. He calls his wife “Sweet Maria.”

7. He totally gets what it means to experience freedom in Christ and love others.

After hearing him speak, I (along with a million others) bought his book. I got it on my Kindle app and read it in two nights. Now, that’s two nights at church camp…meaning once the girls in my room had settled. Meaning late nights and early mornings. I was tired, but it was worth it. I couldn’t get enough.

I want to be like Bob Goff because Bob Goff lives like I imagine Jesus would if He were today. To see that modeled in flesh changed my world.

I want to say “yes” to my kids more.

I want to say “why not” instead of listing reasons something won’t work.

I want to remove this infrastructure of “perfect” behavior I’ve placed on myself and just live.

Bob Goff lives.

It’s Thursday, so today, in true Bob Goff-style, I’m going to quit.

Thursday time to quit sig

Personally, I am going to quit stressing about the upcoming events I’m hosting this weekend. Quit stressing about the house, my kids, and getting everything done. Today I quit stress.

What does Thursday have to do with quitting?

Read Bob Goff’s book Love Does. Click on the title and it will take you directly to his book. If you can read it on a kindle or kindle app, get it immediately.

You will thank me.

You will quit something next Thursday.

You’ll want to be like Bob Goff, too.



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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

December 12, 2013

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