Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2014 already. Life seems to go by so quickly. For this reason, I've decided my New Year's resolution is to be more spontaneous: to do less planning, worrying, and analyzing, and more, simply put, doing.
I just saw the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a movie of a man who finally steps out of his day dreams into real life. That's the life I want to be living: one of engagement. We all only get one go at this life, and I want to make the most of every day I'm given.
We weren't meant to simply wander through life, but to live it.
Yes, it is important to be wise and cautious and to sometimes plan. However, you can't get so hung up on all of that, that you forget to actually do what you planned. It's ok to jump and get hurt every now and then; I think God will pick us back up. I don't think He ever intended for us to just sit on the sidelines though, even if it's safe.
So live it up this new year! Get some skin in the game and live each day engaged :).
"I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere."
-Ephesians 4:1 (Message)