Let us be frank here. As many of you know my family and I re-booted our entire lives a year ago. We went out on a limb (come to think about it, I am not sure there was even a limb), sold everything besides what would fit into a 10×10 storage unit and moved overseas. We felt called to something new. We wanted adventure. We stepped out and did something that would stretch and grow us. Well, we did it, but it did not go as planned. Six months in we had to make a tough decision and come back home. (you can see that whole story here)
Now just to be very candid, we are all still unpacking what happened over the last year. As we have now been reinventing our lives back in the states, I have noticed my passion for taking risks and stepping into new ventures had, well, it had almost vanished. Things that usually fill me with enthusiasm no longer did.
It has started to come back. Yesterday, Mikes passion, love and enthusiasm for community and people was truly contagious. I have forwarded his talk to many friends in the past 12 hours. Why? Because what he said was true. We can’t let anything get in the way of creating and connecting. It is why we are here. Of course, we are going to face opposition, sometimes almost insurmountable obstacle (at least they seems to be).
What is in our way? I call it evil. As humans, we were created to connect and to create. It is pretty simple if you stand back and take a look at it. Call it resistance, opposition or plain evil; we have more than ever a full dose of it today. Cynicism is fashionable. Author John Eldredge calls it a culture of exposé. Nothing is as it seems and everyone has an agenda.
There is goodness out there. People are making life-giving things. There are new friendships to be made and love to give. You have a role in that. I have a role in that. If you doubt me, stop and watch Mike’s story.
By the way, Thanks, Mike. I needed that. The world needed that. You can watch his whole talk here.
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