Would you consider yourself an adventurous or cautious person? How about daring or conservative?
I’ve always been a rule follower. I’m not one to step out of my comfort zone and do something “on the fly”. Yet, I admire people that have an “out of the box” approach to life. Their life seems so exciting and adventurous to me. In fact, it kinda makes me want to be a little more daring too.
As I sit on the sidelines, watching these people take big risks, I’m amazed at how much fun they’re having. I want to have fun too! So why am I so hesitant?
I’ve always associated risk-taking with fear, stress and problems. I’m sure that goes hand in hand with adventure but problems and stress can certainly be constant companions to someone living smack dab in the middle of mundane. Trust me…I know.
God’s been challenging me lately to live a more adventurous live. As I spend time in His Word, God’s showing me that my unwillingness to take risks is really a form of unbelief. What I’m really thinking is “will God come through for me” if I step out in faith and do something radical for Him.
He’s showing me that if I really want to follow Him I need to surrender my tendency to always play it safe. I have to trust that He is always with me and no matter what He will see me through whatever comes my way.
What about you? Is God asking you to do something really adventurous for Him today? Is this something WAY outside of your comfort zone and just thinking about it makes you sweat? Is God stretching you emotionally, mentally, or physically in ways you never imagined?
I dare you to step out in faith and allow Him to lead you step by step though this adventure with Him. If you stay focused on Him, I bet your fears will be replaced with joy and excitement. Why don’t you give it a try and see. Then be sure to write and let me know what’s happening in your life.
Remember, God promises to always take care of you – to never leave you! So really…you have nothing to lose.