Remember the book, “In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson… I don’t know if you’ve read it or not, but pages 55, 56 and 57 rocked my world! Here’s a quick summary…
Benaiah chased a lion. On a snow day. Into a pit. If you wanna know more, get the book!
But the crux of these pages is fear. What Benaiah did took courage. And really, you can’t act on courage without there first being fear, right?
One of the many things my thoughts were plagued with when i hit my mid/late 30’s was wanting not to look back on my life and kick myself for not taking more risks.
Risks don’t scare me. Failing does. But failing to try… that’s even worse. And now I am in my mid 40’s and facing fear seems so much more doable. Obstacles don’t lessen as you grow older, but their power over you does.
You just get to a place of not wanting to allow anything to hold you back. And not just anything, but anyone.
We all have lions. We all have pits. We all have stories to share from our time in our pits. That is life. But often time, our lions are bullies dressed up as crippling fear. And we let them chase us into pits of mediocrity.
How about we choose to chase our lions into a pit? Who says we can’t?
What are your lions dressed up as?