When was the last time you did something personally scary? You know, one of those things that you have to get completely out of your comfort zone to do? I’ve had moments this year when I’ve gotten to the edge of my box and it’s been a bit uncomfortable, but I’ve purposely not taken it too far, not gotten too crazy. You know what I mean? Today however, I decided to abandon some of my fears and I hit the Margin Release key on my life.
I’ve been stretched this month, to love and grow like I’ve never had to before. In that stretching, I’ve come to feel the anxiety that life is short and I can’t waste a single day. No, it’s not new knowledge, but it is felt knowledge now. [pullquote] Suffering has a way of sifting through things and making bold those parts of our lives that need to be edited out and those parts that need to be italicized.[/pullquote] This season is hard, but I do believe that it is purposeful and working for my own good. That good that none of us wants to sign up for but produces in us some important characteristics and qualities that we are grateful for later.
After a conversation with a friend today it became apparent to me that I needed to stop complaining about my first world problems, release my self-imposed margins, and move into my life as I feel called to live. I’m going to take the next few days to share with you two exciting and scary decisions that I made tonight. It is my hope that as you watch me hit the Margin Release key on my own life, you will have the courage to hit yours too.
I can’t wait to share my decisions with you. If this is your time to do some scary things too, will you step out and let me know? There is nothing like having a community to walk into the unknown with.