It's been four years.
Recently I've been thinking about my life more than usual. I've changed tremendously in the past four years. I wonder what college and high school and my adolescence would have been like had I broken away from my selfish mindset and known God more. It's no wonder that God used a break up and a lay off to open my eyes. I'm honestly excited to be the person I'm aiming to be. That person values my relationship with God and is interested in becoming a positive influence in the world. I can't say that God and other people were a priority in the past. It's sad that I wasted so much time, but I'm here now to make up for lost time.
While trying to get closer to God I've been doing some reading/research/interacting. Well, I had an epiphany. If I sincerely trust God, the future doesn't matter. I just have to keep my focus on him, and everything's going to be ok. I think God wants each of us to live an adventurous life, making every day count. I think that's why he cares for our futures, so we don't bother ourselves with the worries of tomorrow. (Now I understand I can't be flippant with life or make unwise decisions.. that's not what I'm getting at.) I know that God wants us to enjoy everyday he's given us. I know that God wants me to know true joy. I know God always carries me through the hard times. God wants us to live for each day.
That concept gets more real to me whenever I look back on losing my job. It's been four years of traveling and photography and small-business-owning/running. I've survived! And only because God carried me through. I see how God wanted me to enjoy and take advantage of the life he gave me. I see the opportunities he offered me, and all I had to do was receive them. I think that's the kind of awesome thing about God. He just gives, gives, gives. All I have to do is receive it.
So what adventure has God given you?