I am a girl who searches for beauty, and fun, and adventure and thrilling experiences. I just am.
It’s part of ME.
So, chances are, I’m always going to chase down that hiking, exploring, rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, traveling life.
But if that’s my MAIN pursuit, if that’s my ONLY goal, if I’m pursuing the growth of GenD SO THAT I can have a "cooler" life, then I have completed forgotten the very message of the Gospel.
We are not created to find the perfect life.
We are not on this earth to collect the greatest videos on our GoPros.
We are not here to tell people about the fun life we live.
God created a fun, beautiful, whimsical world and He delights when we enjoy it.
BUT. It’s not our PURPOSE.
We are on this earth to make God’s name great and to change eternities and to fight against injustice.
If we’re neglecting that core purpose, our truest calling, in the pursuit of “fun” or “cool” then it has gone too far.
So don’t stop dreaming. Don’t stop exploring. And for heaven’s sake, don’t stop enjoying the life God has gifted to you.
Don’t get so distracted with the earth-y stuff, that you forget the eternity stuff.
The eternity stuff?
That’s the combatting injustice, loving people, entering into messes, sacrificial living, generous stuff.
It’s the stuff that is going to matter after this earth is gone.
It’s the things we’ll talk about at the end of our lives.
It’s the stories people will tell as they talk about that one person who impacted their life and eternity forever.