My teacher at the time, would give us creative writing assignments where we would read the beginning of the story and then have to write our own endings. I remember doing this with great excitement and intrigue.
The memory of these books made me think about the way I see my life and so I felt I’d share this thought today.
There are some things in life that just seem to happen and we have little control over… For example, a semi truck changed lanes and drove into the side of our car the other day. There was little I could do and thank God everyone is okay.
Then there’s what I see as the majority of my life which I have far more control over how it develops. I choose how I want to make a living and where I want to live, how I spend money and who I go to for advise.
The Bible begins with a story about choices and for the most part is a view of hundreds of choices people make, some with good and some with difficult outcomes.
One of the realizations of late for me is that I have far more input into my outcomes than I thought and I’m thankful today that I’m living the life I want. This doesn’t mean everything is easy or that I don’t need to protect my freedom to live this way… trust me, there are many threats to being an adventurer.
I also realize that some people don’t thrive on adventure like I do and that’s okay… what’s a really scary choice for one is nothing to another and this doesn’t rank anyone, it just means we experience life a little differently.
So the bottom line is this, no matter our comfort level with risk, everyone should ask and answer for themselves; what do I really want and what choices can I make today to get there? Remember, you are the most powerful person in your life!