Okay, so since we’re talking about taking risks and going on adventures this week, I thought I’d give you an inspirational little treat. I’ve been hanging onto it for this exact moment.
A bunch of weeks ago, I finally had the chance to hear Bob Goff speak live and in person. I usually only get to stalk him on the internet, so this was an exciting day.
He threatened Kenny’s life a little bit. (Did you know he has diplomatic immunity?)
He made a super cute video for my small group.
And he said some things that have been rattling around in my head ever since.
Here are two of my favorites.
“I’ve spent my whole life trying to get less comfortable. I don’t think Jesus wants us to be comfortable. I think Jesus wants you and I to live right on the edge of yikes.”
The edge of yikes. I just loved that.
And here’s another one…
“I don’t know every step I’m supposed to take. I think Jesus just wants me to take the next step.”
So good, right?
If you’re not familiar with Bob, you should be. Especially if you’re contemplating a big life change any time soon. I could probably narrate the last eighteen months of my life entirely in Bob Goff quotes. That’s how much his words have influenced me. So as I spend this week telling you about this new season of our lives, I’ve got to point you to Bob, whose words have helped inspire us and give us courage and remind us that this life should be filled with joy, and adventure, and even a little bit of mischief.
And just because I love it so much, here’s a little excerpt from Bob’s book, Love Does.
I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes…
Am I the right guy? I don’t know, but I’m the guy being asked… Each of us gets to decide every time whether to lean in or step back – to say yes, ignore it, or tell God why He has the wrong person…
So the next time God asks you to do something that is completely inexplicable, something you’re sure is a prank because it requires a decision or courage that’s way over your pay grade, something that might even save lives, say yes.
– Bob Goff, Love Does