Why to not live safely
Is there a dream of yours that you have put on the shelf? An ambition that you have set aside for later in life? A calling you’ve denied or a vision you’ve tried to suppress?
All we have to pursue our desires in life is now. This Fall, I’ve thought a good amount of time about what I want to become and where I’m headed. I asked myself, if this was my last year on earth, how would I spend it? That’s what I will spend my time doing because those are the things that are most important to me. We waste a lot of years playing it safe. We need to take risks by pursuing our dreams. We need to invest our time in what really matters.
In my own life, to share a little, I have wanted to write books and take road trips up the coast and start a Bible Study and read certain books. So I’ve put those desires on the calendar so that they become a reality. This morning, I put the road trip on the calendar. I’ve been forming the Bible Study all semester. I’ve been constantly writing. I’m making my way through the books I wanted to read.
I feel more alive than I ever have! I’m pursuing my dreams and making them a reality. I wonder what the world could become if more of us actualized our dreams and ideas, and worked hard to make them a reality. What dream of yours has gathered dust? Is it worth looking it over again and making it happen? What are the necessary steps to travel across Europe? To talk to your hero in life. To get that job you’ve dreamed of having. To write your book. To start something new.
It’s uncomfortable to stop living comfortably. After all, I might fail. I’ll probably mess things up. I’ll probably get hurt. When I seriously take up my dreams, I’ll run into problems. But after experiencing a little taste of it, I’m not going back to safe living.