Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Life is an Adventure Worth Enjoying

When I was a child, my parents used to go "rambling"...of course...who was I to know that that same "rambling" would get them in trouble in their later years...but when I was a was exciting. Every weekend...we would get in our car...and go explore Florida. I have seen more of Florida than most people ever dream of seeing it. I loved exploring with my dad. I remember one time when I was young...we were lost. I kept hearing my mom say, "Honey, you need to stop and ask someone..." To which my dad would reply, "Sweetheart, I am not lost...we are just exploring." Jana Stanfield, a singer I heard at the Loft in Columbus...caught my attention with a song she wrote called, "I'm Not Lost, I'm Just Exploring." I felt like she had entered my life and understood. My whole a child, a parent, and a wife...I have never been afraid of being lost...cause I truly was always exploring. I thought today I would share the video of the song with you can start your adventure.

The Explorers Creed according to Jana Stanfield is:
I have more than enough of all that I need
To do all I can do, be all I can be.

As I come to appreciate the importance of living at my own pace,
I am less likely to compare my pace, with anyone else's pace.

I am learning exactly what I need to learn,
even when I don't understand the lesson yet.

What I'm learning today is preparing me
for all the good and all the challenge that lies ahead.

I am getting better every day in every way that matters to me.
I can be excellent without being perfect.

I am letting go of perfectionism, which kept me coming up short.
I now find comfort in constant progress.

I don't need to completely understand the big picture
to know that my role is important.

I don't have to know the destination.
to know I'm headed in the right direction.

Though I may not know where I'm going,
I'm not lost, I'm exploring.

So...with whatever life deals me this year, has dealt me in the past, or will deal me in the future...I don't have to understand the big picture...I just have to know that I am going the right way...and enjoy my adventure. Want to come with me?


Xazmin said...

Yes! I'll join you. I LOVE it! I'm not lost, I'm exploring!

I hope the New Year is treating you well!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Absolutely!! Let's go!!!!!

wind6 said...

I love this particular post! My children and I always talk about our "adventure" for the day - and when we get side-tracked, or some may say, lost....we say "Nope, we're just on an adventure!" - or...we're exploring!
Thanks for sharing!!