Living Fearlessly

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One of my favorite cliches is “awwww live on the edge.” The interesting thing is although I  strongly suggested others live fearlessly, and proclaimed to do so myself,  I really wasn’t. I allowed fear to control many of my decisions and often dominate my life. However, I recently resolved to truly live life to the fullest. That includes tossing fear aside and living on the edge.

My decision came about following a recent awakening. The beautiful thing is, I’ve never felt so free in my entire life. I’m doing as many of the things I’ve always wanted to do as possible. With that, I’ve developed a longevity list. I don’t believe in Bucket lists for me because it conjures feelings of having to complete a list of things as quickly as possible. I prefer the term longevity  because I’ll need a long life to enjoy all the activities I have planned for myself.

I want to put my discomfort with heights aside and go zip lining with my family. I plan to audition to sing the National Anthem at a professional sports event. And that trip to Italy no long sounds like too much time in the air.

The amazing thing about living fearlessly is it brings a sense of joy along with the freedom.  Each time an item is crossed off my longevity list, I feel exhilarated and challenged to move onto the next item. As always, I share my stories to encourage others to join me in embracing life. So, toss caution to the wind, as they say and join me in living on the edge. In other words, Live Fearlessly!

 

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Passing the Test

IMG_0172I recently read a short article on the silence of God. The author spoke about why God is silent and with his explanation used a great analogy which caught my attention. The writer reminded us that in the classroom during a test, the teacher is always quiet. As a matter of fact, everyone is quiet and the only sound heard is that of pencil against paper.

I’ve been through many silent times in my life, some causing me to wonder where God was, or if He even heard me. Following those situations, I’ve learned the author was right. God is silent because we are being tested. The outcome of the test isn’t that we receive what we’ve prayed for but that we trust God’s will for our lives.

God was silent when my heart yearned for many things, some inline with His will according to His word. Some of the things I prayed for I received, some I did not. Although I didn’t understand why the answer was no when I didn’t receive what I’d prayed for, in the long run, I received something far greater. I gained the peace of God; I gained contentment in the state I found myself in and I learned to trust God with my life.

There will be more tests in my lifetime, of that I’m sure. My prayer is, I Pass the Test. My prayer for those reading this is the same and that is, when God is silent, we remember the teacher is always quiet during the Test.

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