Designed for Adventure

BY: STEVEN HARPER

Do you ever feel like you live a boring life?

I’m competitive by nature, so when I see awesome Social Media profiles of people doing crazily interesting stuff, I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out.

The last couple of weeks have been what I call ‘hard work’.

Me and my wife are about to move home. We found the most incredible place, and we are stoked about the prospect of a home that actually fits our personality.

So the last two weeks have been about preparation. I have had to clean the whole house alone. 

Before you think it, my wife isn’t lazy, she’s just flown back to the States to visit her family, and won’t get back here until the day we move (convenient timing, I'm sure she planned it that way :P). So I have the unenviable task of packing up all of our belongings, ready for the big move. 

Packing has made me understand what it would be like to be a zombie. Walking around aimlessly with no discernible thoughts, no emotion, just a brain dead human shell. Can you tell I don’t like it yet?

The only remedy was to make myself think. Then a thought came to me…

We are made to move.

We despise the mundane. Our heart yearns for adventure, and though our eyes seek it, regardless of where we are, it is in our mind that we vision it.

Photo by Sam Ciurdar @samciurdar

Here are some thoughts when it comes to living out the adventure.  

// Adventure is not just about your IG account, or the place you find yourself. It’s about the creation, pursuit and action.

// Creation is about daring to dream. Don’t hold back your mind from reaching your heart. Find time to enjoy the landscape of your mind, and paint the picture your heart is crying out to pursue.

// Pursue your dreams. I know it seems impossible, but it’s not. Don’t listen to the doubters, the ‘realists’. Your dreams were birthed with a purpose to pursuit. It’s an adventure in itself!

// Action. It's OK to tell people about your dreams, but you will never pursue your dreams until you actually start moving towards it. Start making notes, make calls, get people around you who want to support you. Dreams only turn into action when you get up.

So when you are caught wondering why life is so boring, or when you feel like you’re a zombie, remember that God created you to be adventurous. 

Start connecting your heart with your mind, and go make your dreams happen. 

The adventure is waiting, it’s what you were designed for.

Photo by Amanda Ciurdar @amandaseeyoudarrr