I saw this clip months ago when it was posted on the blog called Women Living Well, which is linked on the side of my blog. You may have already seen it, but I wanted to share it on my personal blog because I literally think about this clip every single day.
I think about the Christian life that I have lived up until this point. It has been pretty safe. I cannot say that I have taken HUGE risks for God. And as I think on that more and more, I want to take risks for God. I want to do things that are out of my comfort zone. I want to do things that will cause me to have to depend on God. I want to do things and go places where I am not "comfortable". I want God to stretch me and grow me. I am asking Him every single day to show me what that will look like.
I certainly don't have an answer yet.
Gene and I talk about this together a good bit, and we pray about the future and what it may or may not look like. I often wonder where we will be in 30 years and what we will have accomplished for the Kingdom of Christ at that point. I think that is the only thing that will really matter.
I don't want to look back on my life and wonder what I could have done for God if I had not been so concerned about my safety.
You might be wondering what I am thinking about or talking about. One thing is doing foreign missions. My family knows what a huge step this would be for me. I hate to travel, or maybe I should say that I am scared to death to fly. When my kids get a little bit bigger and can be without their Mommy for 7-10 days, I want to take that leap and go with Gene. I am praying that God makes me ready and then He will truly break my heart for the things that I see.
Take 3 minutes and watch the clip below and think about your life. Maybe your life is too safe too...
(And Jenna, how do you like my linking skills? I am going to be linking like crazy.)