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on faith, life and risk taking

“If you risk nothing, you risk everything”

~ Geena Davis

Faith is one of those things I don’t give enough thought to until I am feeling stretched. There are some areas of my life I am quite comfortable with taking risks, whether they are small or bold strokes, the confidence in the anticipated final product propels me to take the risk.

However, there are other areas of my life that I am much more guarded with, even resistant when it comes to change, it is those areas of my life that make up the fabric of my foundation. The solid ground that provides the firm footing that gives me the confidence to take those risks in other areas of my life.

Oh but life doesn’t play by my rules- stretching me only in select pockets of my life. No, life looks to me to become my best and this requires both my patience and perseverance. My life is my art, art evolves and I am evolving. Living an intentional life is the masterpiece I strive to create. Creation exists within those moments when I am stretching myself, cautiously stepping into unknown territory, opening me up to inspiration, demonstrating my willingness to listen. An authentic life doesn’t result from hiding or existing safely within my comfort zone. It evolves from a willingness to take risk and when I take risks, I inevitably experience hope.

So when I feel my foundation shifting, the landscape transforming, I have to gently remind myself that it is the depth of my faith that will allow me to push past my limitations…my stubborn faith will keep me moving.

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  1. Rachael 09/21/2010 at 9:46 am

    Love this! I've been thinking a bit about this – and there are parts of my life I try to control – and the bottom line is that I have no control. I just have to have faith that the big man that has control is moving me where I'm suppose to be!