It is so easy to get distracted from our real call, to get caught up in all the things that are falling apart and forget to keep your eyes on God and see what big thing He is leading you to. This week we realized we had fallen into that trap againkeeping our eyes on the leaky roof, the doctors visits, all the stuff going on and forgetting to watch what God was doing in the midst of it. We are called to something more and He is ready and willing to use us more.
You were made for adventure
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!
How do you balance working with the adminstrative side of missions with the desire for the adventure? That is what I am struggling with. I certainly dont feel like I am wasting my life, I truly feel that God is using me where I am but that desire for adventure keeps calling me.
I’m envious of the Peru team…currently Im grinding away in my Midtown office as I write this…
Sandboarding sounds like a good alternative to Spreadsheets right now…haha
“Not the narcissistic kind that doesn’t touch people, but the adventure of trusting God to do great things.”
i think this is the point where most people i’ve encountered don’t get it. i’ve had so many questions from this past year like “so … did you have fun?”
so frustrating … yes, we are called to something bigger and greater, but it goes so much further than just having fun and seeing the world.
The Bible says we are in the world but not of the world.
It’s great to see the World Racers taking some time off for leisure while yearning to get back to ministry, rather than taking time for work and yearning for leisure like many people do.
What does work/play attitudes have to do with being in the world but not of it, Mike? Just curious.
It’s been interesting to go from the Race to and office/classroom environment. The adventure I have been encountering here is with other young people asking questions like, “How to do I hear God?” “What does it look like to follow Jesus?” and “How do I break through the numb to get to fully alive?” Though walking (running actually) the Journey with them is an adventure, I am still itching to grab my backpack and just take off again!