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Trading comfort for adventure

Our culture prizes comfort and perpetuates consumerism. It locks us into a lifestyle where we expect the soft, the savory and the entertaining on a daily basis. And this expectation corrodes the will to fight in us. We become OK with the status quo. We become dumbed-down, like domesticated fa…
By Seth Barnes

Our culture prizes comfort and perpetuates consumerism. It locks us into a lifestyle where we expect
the soft, the savory and the entertaining on a daily basis. And this expectation corrodes the will to
fight in us. We become OK with the
status quo. We become dumbed-down,
like domesticated farm animals rather than the wild thoroughbreds we were made to
be.

The good news is that waking up to this circumstance, we
Jesus-followers have the power to rediscover our true identity as world changers. Recognizing our comfort addiction, we need to
do what any addict on the road to sanity does and throw off the chains that
encumber us.

With this in mind, last year, we developed the World Race as a rehab for comfort-addicted American
young people. It requires that lifestyle
be cut to the bone, stuffed in a 50-pound pack, and the menu of toxic
temptations in their lives left behind.
They trade the noise and narcissism that muffles their God-thoughts and
causes them to dream pedestrian dreams for the wide open possibilities of
adventure on the ragged edge of a mobile life in a multi-cultural setting.

Along the way, they re-invent themselves as men and women
motivated by compassion who will take a torch of hope to the world’s darkest
places.  Some of us need a jolt to our system like the World Race provides. 

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