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Living an exhilarating life

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It’s a week of endings and beginnings. It started by ending the World Race for 100 racers. And we ended the week today with 130 racers being launched to the field in Fort Lauderdale.   What a joy it is to watch young people find their voice and their place in the world. Joy wanted to get …
By Seth Barnes
em sleeping sm 1It’s a week of endings and beginnings. It started by ending the World Race for 100 racers. And we ended the week today with 130 racers being launched to the field in Fort Lauderdale.
 
What a joy it is to watch young people find their voice and their place in the world. Joy wanted to get an M.A. in social work, buy instead decided to join Shannon in joining Uche in South Sudan.
 
For example, Roberto, Rachel, Tabi from our T-squad feel led to minister in Cambodia. And Pei Yee, Katherine and Sarah decided to join Teri on her traveling team.
 
The week was exhilarating and exhausting. A lot of things are that way. Football seasons begin with fanfare and finish with a tide of injuries.
 
The Civil War began with the Battle of Bull Run. People came out to watch it like you might watch a parade. Of course the war ended in exhaustion.
 
Life itself can be that way, beginning with the exhilaration of a birth and, when our bodies wear out, winding down in exhaustion. It’s not a bad cycle. I want to be used up when I go – the tread wearing out on my tires.
 
Too often, though, I see people feeling perpetually exhausted. Rode hard and hung up wet. It’s normal to feel tired, but to be perpetually wrung out is no way to live.
 
Better to seek a life rhythm that feels more natural. Yes, we need to rest, but more of us may also need to go looking for the experiences that exhilarate us. Usually they involve risk. Something that gets the adrenalin pumping.
 
Putting those racers on planes to go around the world does that for me. Along the way I know that they’re going to come alive and bring the kingdom. What does it for you?

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