Field Trip | Volume II
I live on the corner of 150 acres of land.
So many of my days are spent on that one little corner, caught up in the life that it holds. There are days I gaze past the confines of this life to beyond, where the rest of the property continues, and I imagine it calling to me, saying, "Why do you live on the outskirts, the edge of what you could have? Why do you only dip your toes into this deep well of life and adventure? Are you content with your walls and roofs and windows? The little box it creates around you? You too often forget that all of this is yours, too, and there is so much waiting for you out here if only you explored beyond your backyard."
We camp on the edge of so many things, don't we? Talent, relationships, dreams, communities, gifts, grace. Oh, especially grace.
If you're only accepting what you think you deserve, you're completely missing it. It's time you dive deep and get tangled in the thick of it. Because it's yours for the taking.
I don't think we were made for sideline living. And I think we should make a pact right here and now to just stop.
To stop living on the outskirts, to stop ignoring our gifts, to stop dropping dreams and pursuing shallow relationships, to stop chasing trivial things, to stop denying ourselves the grace we already have, to stop waiting and wishing, to the cut the cord on our TV's and iPhones, and to pay attention to the life that's actually happening right in front of our faces.
Get out there and let that dirt and dust and wildness get on you. You'll be better for it.