Do you have a bucket list? I do, and I’ll share a few from my list, if you share a few back. Deal? Great!
One of my favorite items is one that’s been getting me in trouble for many years now: to drive a race car—any color, any style, and the one pictured would be sweet.
So, it might come as no surprise that I’ve been pulled over a few times. (At least I can say under ten times…well, barely, but at least I can say it.) The problem is that I get on these fabulous highways that are perfect race car conditions: you know the ones—long stretches with hills and corners that bank just right… ahh… what a feeling.
A short while back, I was enjoying my favorite canyon in eastern Washington (with those perfect conditions), and was telling my awesome mom that driving a race car was on my bucket list; when we were abruptly interrupted and I had to pull over to the side of the road.
Fortunately, the Trooper involved was nice and tried not to smile when I explained why I was still in race car mode when the speed limit dropped suddenly to 35 M.P.H. (Thank you, Lord, for Your grace!)
Back on the road, I did the sensible thing (ugh), and set the cruise control. Then Mom and I talked about following our callings instead – our most important bucket list items.
And what about your calling? If you’re not following it yet, you could add it to your bucket list! At the top would be best, your calling deserves that, it’s that important. And for most of us, it’s the one item that scares us the most. And that’s okay. But don’t let fear stop you from pursuing it.
Speed doesn’t scare me (maybe it should), but hiking with bears and public speaking sure does. Writing and speaking is my calling, but the speaking part turns my legs to Jell-O, and makes me want to faint… and it’s so worth it!
So, be brave, my friend. Follow your calling, add it to your bucket list, and when in doubt, remember that God has a plan for your life, and with Him nothing is impossible.
It’s your turn now. What’s on your list?