Embracing Your Divine Adventure

Adventure word cloudThe more I think about life (and what it takes to be successful), the more I see it as a ‘choose your own adventure’ story. Each and everyday, we all have choices to make and events that take place that create the story that is our lives.

Some choices and events are joyful and others absolutely painful, however those choices and events shape who we are and who we are becoming. The question I have for you today is who’s adventure are you embracing?

Are you embracing the dream and desire that is in your heart or the dream and desire in the heart of someone else for you?

Psalms 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Let me make it perfectly clear, God’s saying if you delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of YOUR heart. He didn’t say He would give you the desires of His heart! Granted, I realize as we delight ourselves in the Lord, our heart and His heart come into alignment. After all, we’ve been given a brand new heart in Christ.

I know in a lot of church circles, we’ve turned life into how we can please God and do what God wants us to do. Almost like we are puppets on God’s string rather than sons or daughters. Thousands of people around the globe are searching for their purpose in life or the ‘call of God’ for their life, constantly questioning and neglecting the desires of their heart. They simply don’t realize that their heart and God’s heart are one. His desires are our desires and our desires are His desires!

We are not just some pawns on God’s chess board. We are His sons and daughters and He desires the best for us!

Think about this for a moment…

Did your parents force you into a job, career or mission in life? Probably not. In fact, they probably left the choice up to you!

Your parents probably said something along the lines of “you can do whatever you want with your life… whatever you want to do or become, whether a doctor, a lawyer, garbage man or entrepreneur you can do… no matter what we love you and support your decision”.

Yes or yes?

So why do so many in the church have such a twisted, skewed idea of our heavenly Father? Why do we see God as some taskmaster? Demanding what we should or shouldn’t do with our life?

I’m not taking anything away from the sovereignty of God or from being led by the Spirit. Of course, we need to keep an ear to God and be led by the Spirit. After all, why would I want to live any other way?

What I am taking away from is the double mindedness that has the Church so messed up and confused in the head! I’ve seen way too many believers sitting around and doing absolutely NOTHING with their lives while they wait on God’s direction for their lives for years and years and years. Many sit in utter paralysis because they think the desires of their heart are selfish, unimportant or are not God’s.

Again, David wrote God would give you the desires of your heart!

So what is it that your heart desires? What do you want to do or have with your life? What are you absolutely passionate about and would love to do if money wasn’t an issue?

That my friend is the divine adventure that God is waiting on you to embrace!

At the moment you are probably coming up with all kinds of excuses of why you can’t live that divine adventure. I completely understand as we’ve all made excuses of why we can’t… myself included.

But who are you going to believe?

The excuses and nonsense in your head and out of the mouth of others or are you going to believe God?

Don’t get caught up with the “how am I going to make this happen”? Simply get started. Start moving toward the desires of your heart.

Embrace your divine adventure!

-Richard

 

Action Steps:

  • Pull out a piece of paper right now and start day dreaming! Get real with your self and start writing what your divine adventure looks like.
  • Some areas to consider are: your relationships, spiritual life, health and wellness, business, career, leisure time, fiances, material stuff (cars, homes, etc).
  • Don’t worry about the “how” for now. Just start getting real with your desires and dreams!

 

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