This week I will don my hiking pack and head off on a double-digit mile trek with a group of teens and adults in the beautiful Alaska wild. When we hike in groups such as this, there are trekkers of various abilities and readiness levels. Some practically run the trails; others mimic children learning to walk as they adjust to hoisting thirty-to-forty-pound packs. Some will soak in the amazing scenes of soaring birds and lush green vegetation; others will complain of surprisingly persistent mosquitoes and ground covered in tripping-potential roots and rocks. Hikes reveal character. So does life.
In your Ordinary life, what do you first notice?
Eagles or mosquitoes?
Do you enjoy the trails of life, or do you spend far too much time pondering roots and rocks? You will experience a life well lived when you enjoy the journey even though it will host far too many pests and hazards.
I'm not referring to simple positive thinking (even though I highly recommend it). I'm encouraging you to view life as a gift of God that you will use in a way fitting its Maker. Paul helps us here.
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