Take your shot, risk it all, LIVE your life.
Maybe you’re trying to make your life fit into a mold, to fit into a story you’ve told yourself, about how you want your life to be. So you know where you are, based on that story. You tell yourself, I’m in Chapter 2: The Early Years, where the hero of our story struggles to prepare for a life of good income and stable living situations!
But sooner or later life will intrude on your story, there’s a terrible car accident, you find out your child has a disease, a parent dies, a natural disaster strikes. Suddenly your story just isn’t a possibility anymore.
But maybe your story was too small for you anyway. Maybe the Lord has a much more exciting adventure in mind for your life. If that’s the case, then it’s kind of a good thing that your story didn’t come true, right?
When you look back on your life, you don’t really see a story unfolding anyway. What you see is something like a string of pearls. A series of memories, some exciting, some joyous, some bittersweet, and some serve as milestones on your journey. You can go down that row of pearls and play back those memories. That’s the way life always will be.
So make more pearls. You may try, and fall short, moments may fail to deliver, but you’ve got to take that chance. Ask that cute person out. Take that road trip. Find some adventure. Let that string of pearls be a long one!