“Each day is an exciting adventure with God. You never know how God is going to show up, move or orchestrate things for your good.” (Unknown)
What defines an adventure? As children, most of us dream big dreams for our lives; we want to really be someone who makes a difference. As we mature into our teen years, we have big ideas to go on an exciting journey, have a successful career, a perfect marriage and family. But sometimes life doesn’t work out like we planned, and it’s all too easy to lose sight of our big dreams and instead settle for a predictable, ordinary life. Many of us go through the motions of everyday life barely feeling, inspiring, growing, or daring as we should. But God created us for adventure! He encourages us to move ahead, take action, and follow through.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Life changes day by day and we enter into the unknown, and whether things are going good or bad, God made us to long for adventure and He will see us through to a glorious conclusion. We could choose to see a day as a journey to nowhere, but we do have choices! And every day should be a journey to discover a new meaning in our lives; whether it’s spending time with family or friends, treating ourselves to something special, volunteering to help someone who has a need, or tackling a long overdue project. When we are inspired by some great purpose, step out of our comfort zone and embrace it, we become alive and excited and enjoy ourselves in the process.
“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” (Psalm 139:1-3)
God, who knows our future, encourages us to believe that we can do any task that He has planned for us, and He wants us to join Him and see what surprises await us! Rather than drift through life without a purpose, we have to follow our heart’s calling, take action and follow through and be motivated to want more. Just by waking up to being alive, trying something new and breaking our old patterns, we can change our lives into a fulfilling adventure. To be successful in the journey we have to walk in God’s strength, not our own, and when we honor and praise Him through our commitment to obedience the possibilities of ways our days can come more alive and feel like a fascinating adventure is absolutely endless!
Blessings and hugs for an adventurous New Year!!
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