Life may already be an adventure in itself, complete with its own twists and turns. Yet life is also a trail that’s waiting to be explored! Ever tried hiking, scuba diving, parasailing or canyoneering? While these sound like “hardwork” for the not-so-outgoing ones, these activities pose an exciting challenge to our usual 8-5PM routines.
So whether you’re the adrenalin junkie or the couch potato hero, here are 5 good reasons to convince you to book that next adventure.
1. You explore worlds.
Visiting different places help us experience a lot of different things. These experiences broaden our understanding of the world, of the people around us, and yes, ourselves. The adventures we take lead us to appreciation of God’s greatness. We tend to be more caring towards others. We see the world with different eyes.
2. You meet new friends.
When you travel, pack one essential: a big smile. Adventures are not just about enjoying sceneries. It’s also about you and the company you make. Be open to meeting new people. These could be your boatman, the vendor at the trinket store, or the new faces you’re touring with. Whoever these are, you’re sure to have friends on other sides of the country or world.
3. You challenge comfort zones.
Life can be unfulfilling when everything is routinary, or spent in the ‘safe’ zone. This is why going on adventures is also healthy for us. Surely, the Lord would love to see you go out of your comfort zones and try something for the first time! Afraid of heights? Go Ziplining. Afraid of depths? Try scuba diving. No matter what adventure you take, conquer your fear. Most of the time, you will be able to find fulfillment in doing things you thought you can’t do.
4. You discover more about yourself.
When we go on an adventure, we get to know more about ourselves. We get a chance to pause for a while, take a moment to reflect about our life, and do what makes us happy. We also discover things we did not know we are capable of. Maybe a new talent, skill, or God’s calling – because of an activity you tried doing for the first time.
5. You find God.
Most importantly, going on adventures allows us to find God. He is everywhere. He may be speaking to you as you hike towards the top of the mountain, or while you walk around the top of the building. God speaks to us in all our experiences including our adventures. Open your heart and be ready to encounter God in your adventures.
Jacqueline Cochran, an aviator, once said, “I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand…Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.” How about you, have you found your adventure? We hope as you find yours, may your spirit be always in the adventure of seeking God.
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