I don’t understand this numb, sedentary life that a lot of us lead. We were made for adventure. We were born with the DNA of God coursing thru our veins. The world’s needs are great and we were given all the resources we will ever require to go meet them – to shine his brilliant light in dark places.
We’re told it can’t happen, that they’re too far away and the price is too dear. It’s a bunch of lies and nonsense. Listen to what a blog reader wrote me on Thursday:
“I work in an office, I do sales for a publication that is devoted to trades. I constantly feel anxious, like I’m wasting my life, like this isn’t the purpose God had for me when he made me… but I’ve done my own thing for so long that I am becoming entangled in the office spacer life…I worry about money, I don’t know how I can provide for my wife if I live a life different than this one…but I hate this one.”
Can you relate? If so, let me set you free. This life that you’re leading is the only one you’re ever going to have. You were made for adventure. Not the narcissistic kind that doesn’t touch people, but the adventure of trusting God to do great things.
If you’ve followed my blog the past couple of weeks, you’ve read about our team in Peru. They’re having the time of their lives helping the victims of the devastating earthquake there. One team took a break from their ministry to go sand boarding (see above). But the real adventure came afterwards when they said, “Yes, we’ve provided the refugees with roofs, electricity, and fumigation, but we want to really feel what they feel.” And, after praying about it, they went with their backpacks and sleeping bags to live with them for the better part of a week.
They are there now.
Now that’s what I call an adventure. It’s what we were all made for!