I’m sitting here drinking some French press and listening to Gary Go sing ‘Wonderful’.
I’m wondering if change made his way to your door? It seems he’s been making rounds. Did you at least open the door and hear him out? Did he stir something in you…something you forgot about? Did he spin you around and remind you of the dreams you used to dream and tell you it’s still possible?
Yeah, me, too.
I decided to do it. Risk. That’s what it is and I believe that things don’t change, move or become without risk. It was scary at first. I was secure, but in a place I didn’t want to be. I’m not a ‘signs’ person, but they were there. When I would ask for confirmation, I learned that the confirmation comes after the risk.
And they have. I acted in faith first and then little flowers in my new field started to pop up. I’m not completely off the old bus, yet, but my stop is coming up. I didn’t plan the stop and have nowhere to sleep once I’m off. I also don’t have the extra money for an unexpected layover, but I know my next bus will be along shortly. Until then, I’ll be a bit of a transient in need of a bath. I know I’ll doubt and feel foolish in the hard times, but then I’ll remember the words I’m typing you and I’ll keep at it.
Do you know what I’m talking about? Where are you in this journey?
You know, change will come whether you submit to it or not. You can kick and scream or you can jump and watch it happen from the sky. I’m the crazy person who is talking to you while I’m decked out in my skydiving get-up. If you could see my eyes through my goggles, you would see a crazy fear excitement. Listen, I’m doing this. I have a place waiting on me and I’ve been waiting on it for a long time. I just have to jump.
It’s all about you, now. Did change leave his number? Call him one more time and make sure you heard him right. Then stop being a wimp and put your goggles on. Don’t forget to tighten your laces.
Here’s one last thing. When Jesus told his disciples to go, they didn’t worry about the way it would affect their families. What Jesus wanted them to do was more important. They’ve seen people get turned away from a life with him because they were afraid to leave their security and they never got to experience the life with Jesus. It wasn’t always wonderful, they were abused as much as they were loved. But it was exhilarating to follow a man who went against the grain and they always seemed to be taken care of.
When Jesus sent the disciples to preach in other places, he stayed back and went into their villages. Only when you leave your security, and you may be leaving holes, will Jesus come in and fill the holes and do it better than you could have.
When Jesus finished placing this charge before his twelve disciples, he went on to teach and preach in their villages. -Matthew 11:1
Well, I’m off. I hope I’ll see you there. Maybe after it settles down, we can catch up and share our journey’s over coffee.