The beginning to every great adventure is letting go and taking the first step.
I will never forget back in 2010 when Willie (my husband) said to me “I believe the Lord is telling us to move to Colorado.” My spirit bore witness with him and I knew it was the right decision. But my oh my, did I cry, like a baby, so many times right up until the day before we moved. I actually was able to refrain myself from crying the day we moved in order to keep my children from thinking something was wrong.
You see I actually believed with all my heart that it was God’s will for us to move from Texas to Colorado to be a part of Andrew Wommack Ministries. I wasn’t crying about the fact that my husband had taken a volunteer position and had no job and we had no home yet. We were simply stepping out on the word we had heard from God and that was all fine and dandy to me.
So why all the silly crying?!?!? When I look back now I laugh at myself! Little did I know that moving to Colorado was only a small move compared to what was to come. Since then I have moved across continents on more than one occasion with all 3 kids in tow giving away all our earthly possessions along the way! One small move across a few states with a big u-haul in tow seems like nothing now!
So what was I crying about?
Well, I was crying about letting go of the comforts I had felt for all the years I lived in Texas. My parents were there and I was extremely close to them and them to us and our kids. Willie’s whole family was also there. I was agonizing about moving away from them! Plus all my amazing friends, and I had a lot of amazing Christian women in my life. I was upset having to move away from church, my community, and all the comforts of home.
You see, this is why people never step into the adventurous life God has for them. You cannot begin to live the life of freedom and adventure if you’re clinging so tightly to all the “things” you hold dear. The first great step to adventure comes by being willing to disconnect from the comfortable. Start to separate yourself from over attachments to people, places and things! I’m not saying don’t be involved and become a loner, on the contrary, I believe all believers should be connected to a good church and others.
But I am saying you need to form willingness in your heart to say I could walk away from it all! If you’re not willing to walk away, chances are you will never be in a place to hear God speak to you in the first place.
I am telling you there is nothing more exciting than the rush of living by faith in an adventure that is custom made just for you by the hand of God.
WOW, WOW, WOW, are you hearing this??? I am pumping myself up! God has custom created an adventure just for your life. How exciting is that! Yours will look different then mine but we all need to keep the same heart and mind. We need to be willing to be willing. A willing heart to bet it all on Jesus and His plan for you. You were not made for just an average mundane life! You were made for a spectacular story full of excitement and adventure! I want to put a exclamation point after everything I’m saying right now because it pumps me up!!! (there’s a few more)!!! HA
Take it from this wife and momma of 3, I’m not super special, I’m just a women who said yes to being willing to let it all go and take a step into the unknown adventure of faith.
I promise you, this kind of thinking is what will set you up for the great adventures that await you!
So let’s together as children of God say to ourselves and our Heavenly Father. “I am willing to let it all go, I am willing to bet it all on you and I am ready for the great adventure you have planned for me!”
I am blessed to have you as a part of my adventure. I love hearing from you, so please leave a comment below! Also feel free to share this if you’ve been blessed.
Rachel G xoxo