So what am I up to now? Â I know it sometimes seems like I can be a broken record, from talking about Love and Passion, to getting a little bit whimsical, and now Adventurous? Â Where does it stop? Â Well, for me, when it comes down to you, never. Â You see, I realize that so many of us get caught up so much in the day to day, that even as good ideas are spawned from these articles, they quickly disappear into a pile of paperwork, and three scroll downs of emails.
Which leaves you… bored. Â I agree, there are boring moments in life, that if I let them, would take charge. Â However, I have such a strong belief that God is an adventurer, a risk taker, a passionate pursuer of life! Â I can give examples, look how often underdogs are thrown into crazy situations in history. Â I like David and Goliath, but you can go much more recent into American history to see the same. Â Our country’s independence, the battle over freedom against the British. Â In history we can find so many examples of this.
So let’s jump straight into seeing how this impacts you. Â I mentioned I was going to re-read Wild at Heart, and so as I have been working through it, all I can think of is that there is a much greater adventure for all of us, than this often boring current cultural life. Â Go back 100 years, and life was so much more full… full of risk, full of reward, full of daily adventure. Â Sure more people died from these risks, but living was really living!
You might be wondering what I am advising you to do. Â And honestly, I don’t have an answer, I just know that I would love for every one of you to do more tomorrow, than you are today. Â Whether it be a real pursuit of adventure, or just the next step to be able to pursue adventure. Â I am in Charleston as I write this sprout. Â I just finished helping another Garage Games event, and I can tell you, this is some pretty adventurous stuff! Â But, it isn’t “it”. Â This is really just another proving grounds, that opens the door for greater adventure. Â Which brings me to the most important question, are you physically prepared to take on a challenge?
In October, I am heading up to Kentucky for a championship race, a 24 hour adventure race through a territory that I have never seen before. Â 100 linear miles of flat non-differentiated land (little topography to navigate by). Â This would be the adventure to many, but as I line this up, it still isn’t all that God would call of a man to aspire to. Â There is more, but I feel confident that my steps in doing this, are preparing me for something bigger, better and more important. Â Who knows what.
My point is this, there is a world out there that calls you, beckons you, and your story is written on it. Â Do you really believe that the whole story is to operate within a suburb of Atlanta, on a computer, on a phone, with a bunch of people in an office, or between your kids weekly activities? Â Is that the extent of it? Â Though these might be INCREDIBLY noble and praiseworthy causes… have you filled your spirit for adventure?
I just want to get you thinking about the preparation for whatever that adventure might be. Â Step one, come hang out with me Wednesday at 11:45am for 20 minutes to learn how to add 4-8 minutes a day of incredibly valuable exercise, which will begin to prepare you for anything you might pursuit! Â Be well, be blessed! Â Dr. E