“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” ~ Helen Keller
Life As A Daring Adventure
Every day when you get up, do you think about your life as a daring adventure? Maybe that’s exactly what you should be doing.
How exactly do you see your midlife divorce? Do you call it a catastrophe? Or a devastation? Or a storm? Have you considered that the way we look at and talk about life can actually shape our response to the experiences of it. I believe that when we realize that life is the ultimate insecurity, we will begin to view our tough experiences as challenges and not something to fear or dread.
Finding Perspective Amidst The Challenges
Setting out on adventure means that we look at obstacles and dangers as something to be overcome, not something to bring us down or defeat us. Children seem to do this better than adults.
Ethan, one of our grandsons and his sister, Lily are going to spend the night with us for a couple of nights. They are both fun and they laugh a lot. Ethan loves riddles and jokes. He is sensitive. He loves to listen to and tell stories. And he happens to have cerebral palsy. Two of our other grandsons have diabetes and another has dyslexia. But each one of my grandkids encourages me to see life as an daring, exciting, fun adventure. If they can all do it, so can I.
Life is the ultimate insecurity. God is the ultimate security. With Him, the victory is already assured. So lets quit being wusses and get started grabbing our own adventure and getting on with it.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)