I spoke at Church on Sunday.
Now, this may seem like a simple statement, and I guess when looking at it, it is! But for me, there is so much more than just ‘speaking at Church on Sunday.’
This kind of thing is so far out of my comfort zone, it scares me silly. Public speaking is definitely not my forte but it is something that God is allowing me to grow in. It’s not that I don’t have enough words, cause, believe me, I have plenty to say. It’s just that standing in front of a room full of people sharing what’s on my heart (and more importantly God’s heart) is somewhat daunting.
What if I am not Biblically correct?
What if I say the wrong thing?
What if I offend someone?
What if I walk on stage and my skirt is tucked into my knickers? (actually slim chance of this as I am more of a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl!)
Or what if I make a fool of myself and everyone laughs at me?
These and many (many) more irrational thoughts swirl around my mind every time I get the opportunity to speak. And yes, it is an opportunity. No one is forcing me to get up there. No one is twisting my arm or bribing me.
And so why do I do it?
I do it because I want adventure in my life?
Yes, I know this may seem like a strange way of having an adventure but I want to grab life with both hands and not live a life that I will look back on and say “I had the opportunity, but I turned it down because I was scared, or I turned it down because I was tired, or I couldn’t be bothered or I was just playing it safe!
I want to live a life that chases adventure, because adventure, is not going to come and find me. No, my friends, it will not come to me when I am curled up at home in bed watching Netflix. It will not come and find me when I am hiding behind all my insecurities or when I am playing within my comfort zone. Adventure needs to be sought after and faced head on!
And so I live my life to the fullest, sometimes scared and sometimes with no fear at all. But either way, refusing to allow fear to hold me back from the adventure that awaits me.
A beautiful friend gave me this picture a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely love it! It sits on my desk in my office at home and it is a daily reminder that, yes, adventure does await me, but I must seek after it!
What adventure awaits for you my friend?
Are you grabbing life with both hands or are you hiding in your comfort zone, complaining that your life is boring and nothing ever happens?
Are you stuck in a rut of never ending laundry and housework or are you looking past that, and looking at your life as an adventure that is to be chased after?
So go! Go and grab all God has for you. Go live your adventure, the one He has specially designed just for you! The one you were made for, the one that no one else can chase but you!