This morning in church, I shared about my trip to Africa. I also shared about some of the things that God has been teaching me over the last couple years.

Here is what a lot of it boils down to for me - why are so many of us content to settle for a mediocre life? Jesus said he claimed so we could have full abundant life (John 10:10). Scripture is filled with those who, though not perfect, surrendered everything to God and saw him doing amazing and supernatural things. Jesus endured so many things (torture, humiliation, death) to save us from the pit we dug ourselves into - do we really believe that he did that so we could merely exist? Or are we meant to live a grand adventure?

And if we are meant for something bigger, how do we get there? How do we experience it? There isn't, at least as far as I can tell, a formula, a step by step list of things we do to get from point A to point B. There's no list called "Things To Do To Live An Adventurous Life."

The only solution, if you can call it that, is to forget the stuff that doesn't matter and fix our eyes on the only thing that does - Jesus. Get rid of everything that gets in the way, that pulls us down, whether it be sin, habits, material possessions, or our own plans for our life (Hebrews 12:1-2). He demands everything, because he knows what he has for us is better.

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