You may not think you’re adventurous, but you are.
You may not have climbing Mt. Everest on your bucket list, or you may never desire to ride RAGBRAI (a week-long bicycle ride across the state of Iowa), or deep sea fishing may not be your cup of tea…
One doesn’t have to do these types of monumental activities to be adventurous.
adventurous :: inclined or willing to engage in adventures; requiring courage; boldness; brave
Look at all you do in a day. Seriously. Rewind your day (or yesterday) in your mind from start to finish. Survey all the things you did, all the different “hats” you wore, all the words you spoke (or wrote), all the ways you gave, all the ways you loved, all the moments you lived. Really lived.
I’d say you’re the picture of adventurous.
(If some of your days are anything like mine, just getting out of bed in the morning can be an adventure.)
Before a handful of years ago I never considered myself adventurous either. It was easier for me to play life “safe” than to engage in adventures. However, my perspective changed when I began to consider my life as a great adventure with God.
I guess it was “change” that propelled me into this mindset, and I had many at the time: Job changes, children growing up and moving out changes, schedule changes, church changes. Almost every area of my life was experiencing some form of change. I had two choices… I could either be anxiety-stricken through the changes, or I could embrace them.
I chose the latter, and began to see my life in change as God taking my hand and leading me on a great adventure.
Friend, He’s got you by the hand, too. Leading you on your own great adventure.
Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way. Psalm 16:11
This perspective made all the difference for me, and it might just do the same for you. Yes, change might be scary. When you can’t see what’s ahead, life can become uncomfortable. I don’t want to make light of any situation you may be walking through today, but friend, don’t let go of God’s hand. He’s guiding you every step of the way (if you’ll allow Him to).
And when you do, you’ll be blessed.
And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! Psalm 84:5-6
Consider yourself adventurous. Begin to see your life as one incredible adventure.
And, if you decide to climb Mt. Everest, or join my husband and I on RAGBRAI, be sure to let me know so I can be cheering you on!
It’s Day 15 of 31 Days #CelebratingWhoYouAre. You and God are quite a team! I look forward to seeing where God leads you. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with Him. I’m over here praying for you! (Linking this post with Suzie and friends for #livefreeThursday.)