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We Need Adventure

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I’m piggybacking on a post that Max Lucado, my favorite author, wrote for today. It is posted on his site at http://maxlucado.com/audio/daily-audio/gods-adventure/.

His topic brought up adventure. That word is a cool word. According to the dictionary, here are the top three definitions of adventure:

1. an exciting or very unusual experience.
2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
3. a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.

Now I ask you this question:

Is your life an adventure?

Are you pursuing life at its fullest or are you sitting in a lawn chair sipping some tea? Are you climbing life’s challenging mountains or are you sitting in the valley just taking in the view? Are you fulfilling your dreams or giving in to mediocrity?

We were made for adventure. It’s how we’re wired. When we were children we had to know what was over that hill. We had to know what would happen if we pushed that button. We just had to know.

Somewhere along the line someone with “reality” has veered us off course saying that we need to grow up and let go of our childish dreams. Today, I say the opposite. We should fulfill our dreams.

Jesus told us “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein” (Mark 10:15). I believe he was giving us permission to seek out why He created us; why we were put here on earth.

I may not know you and you may not know me, but today I’m going to give you something. Permission. I proclaim this day that you have permission to chase your dream. You have permission to ask why you were created and to seek out the adventure of what you are to do with your life. You have permission to step out by faith onto a new, perhaps unknown, path to seek your purpose for being alive.

Strap your backpack on and get the walking stick ready. The path is now in front of you. It’s time to start walking.

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