As I was coming to the end of my walk today I noticed a squirrel fly about a foot off the ground into the air and hit the ground running. The thought came to my mind, “That’s me soon.”
It’s soon coming time to take off, fly through the air, and hit the ground running…again. It won’t be the first time I’ve flown through the air, completely trusting,abandoned feelings of reason, no fear. Why does it seem harder this time?
I’ve been here before, many times. I was younger then. More daring. Maybe I subconsciously thought I’d have more time to recover just in case “I” failed. Or maybe that mission didn’t seem so massive. Hmmm…. I don’t know, I don’t think so.
As I wrote in the first blog, it’s been a journey, a life-long journey, to get to where I am today. It’s been a process. And, man, have I been through the process! On good days I’m keeping a good perspective and appreciating the past and how I got here. On not so good days (just being real, I have a few) I wonder why I did what I did and question if I’m off my rocker-again!
I’m trying to remember, in the words of my Creator, that “perspective is very important”. I’m remembering that HE put this vision that some would call a crazy dream inside of me. That He WILL provide as He has done in the past.
But it’s different this time. In the past, when I opened a new business or quit a job to start a new business or nonprofit I didn’t start from the point I’m at now. Ok, so here’s where it gets a bit personal for me. But, hey, people like authenticity, right?
I am not where I “should” be at this time of my life according to this world’s standards. You know, according to those who set the standards for success. I struggle, big time, where all that’s concerned, according to their “standards”. I should be readying for retirement. Vacationing. Slowing down. So “they” say. (Who are these people anyway?!) But I never was one to follow the world’s standards. Hence, the path I chose.
But now it’s getting near time to jump off, fly and hit the ground running. I’m starting from a really hard place! BUT, I’m so very excited (some would call me crazy!). I know it will be a time of great growth, again. I know it will be a time of a greater measure of faith, again. And I know it will be a time when I’ll be joined by some amazing people, see the hand of YHWH Elohim’s (who most call God) provision, miracles, amazing grace and courage!
I’m planning on writing about the journey as we move forward into new land. (If you haven’t seen our Facebook page or YouTube channel, check them out. I’ve posted some videos and they’ll be many more to come!)
So, I invite you to come along with me on this journey and watch what HE will do! Put on your running shoes!