There is a song on my favorites playlist from Need To Breath called Keep Your Eyes Open. It’s a song about keeping your eyes and heart open to God’s lead. We all tend to hunt for the safe place. The place where we won’t have to stress, struggle or suffer. I’m sorry, but, as they say, the struggle is real. The safe place is on God’s path and nowhere else.
There is a great adventure out there for each of us. Unfortunately, most will never find it. We don’t find it because we’ve been conditioned to hunt for the safe path instead. We believe that there’s a magical place in this life where we can eliminate struggle. We’ve been taught that if you do good in school, get the right job, get the right house in the right neighborhood then safety will be ours. The problem is that while we hunt for that elusive prize we miss life. We miss the adventure that God has planned.
Here’s the good news: it’s not too late to get off of the path of false safety. You can live in God’s adventure today. All you have to do is stop trusting in yourself, in your job, in your safety and follow. I’m not going to try to sugar coat it and say that God’s path is all rainbows and butterfly kisses. It’s not and sometimes you’ll wonder if God has lead you out into the unknown just to watch you die. He has not! He may lead you into some desert, some wilderness, but He’s still there by your side every step of the way. Guiding and providing.
Just keep moving and praying. Keep your eyes open for the next step. Keep your eyes open for the next adventure. At the end of your days, you’ll be glad you lived a life worth living.