What adventure are you on?

lets_go_on_an_adventure-crop-3x2.jpg.thumbnail_3Recently stumbled on Craigslist Joe and the tag line is this: “In a time when America’s economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century’s new town square: Craigslist.”

The great adventure.

No structure.

Live life.

Craigslist Joe and others stories like it (Call of the Wild, Into the Wild, Wild at Heart) either captivate us or cause us to question their sanity.

Leave everything and set out with no security blanket.

Seems desirable?

Seems crazy?

Broaden the box you’re thinking in.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ~ G. K. Chesterton

GK rightly recognizes that life is full of adventures that go beyond the shallow mindset of “leaving everything” in search of adventure and entering “the wild.”

What adventure are you on?

 Jeff Goins in WRECKED, along with countless other self help authors, bloggers, etc suggests that there is a life out there that we are “afraid to live.”  It is described as the “guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane”.

Too Simplistic and Shallow.

Instead of seeking out adventure and grasping at straws, recognize the depth and profundity of your existence.

See the adventure in the ordinary.

Look around at the people you interact with everyday.

The depth.

Adventure doesn’t have to be in another city/state/country.

…”living in a generation that is dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference”…go make a difference in your mothers or fathers life, brothers life, your wife’s life, your children’s lives, your co-workers life…

OUR PROBLEM. We think its easier to go somewhere else and make a “difference” rather than seeing the needs all around us.

What adventure are you on?

4 thoughts on “What adventure are you on?

  • This was a good read. Sometimes either my wife or I will have the idea of “Let’s have an adventure” and will hope in the truck and head off to see what can be seen within a few hours from home.

    I really appreciate your comment about not having to go to another country or state for adventure. There would be plenty adventure just inviting the unchurched neighbors over for dinner just to build relationship.

  • What a great post, David! I love a good adventure. When gas prices where not so high, my wife and myself would go on day trip adventures (Exploring something new). We always enjoyed those trips.

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