I’m gonna get straight to the point. WE DON’T DO BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW. Not all of us were raised by parents who love to travel the world, try new foods, experience different things or take huge leaps of faith. Not all of us come from families that take long trips to visit each other in different parts of the world. Some of us were raised by families who do what works because well…it works and has for years; But…when you get that feeling like you’re outgrowing your surroundings, it’s time to do something different to experience something different. The only way to do something different to experience something different is to start off THINKING something different.
We can be so intimidated by outside things because we don’t know how they work. We see other people doing them and admire them in movies. We hit eject and walk away with only how we wish life could be that spontaneous and exciting and go back to the same ol’ same ol’. How mundane is that? How miserable is that? How unfortunate is that?
Renewing your mind starts with GETTING AN UNDERSTANDING of what it is you don’t understand. Simple. Proverbs 4:7 says “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Even the scripture is simple. It’s not that deep. It almost never really is.
Proverbs 4:7 is such a dope scripture…but it’s one that requires work. It requires research and that’s something a lot of us, from my experience at least, either don’t want to do or don’t know to do. We’ve been programed to be so good at being frustrated and limited that we miss the opportunities God has for us to be educated and free. That’s craziness….and I’m here to tell you from experience that the lingering desire you have to experience and grow can be turned into the real deal. It all starts with being fed up with the “usual” and followed up with RESEARCH.
PICK UP THE PAMPHLET. OPEN YOUR BIBLE. GOOGLE THE DESTINATION. WIKIPEDIA (occasionally accurate) THE HISTORY. TAKE THE CLASS. GO ON THE ROAD TRIP. DO THE FUNDRAISER…Just…go for it. Anything you want to know is literally at your fingertips…-even if you are an android user.-
Now trust me…I understand that we didn’t all grow up knowing to do or think these things. It took me plenty of tears and missed chances to grasp the concept but sis, I learned that the moment you realize you have a dream bigger than anything you’ve ever been exposed to…it becomes your responsibility to make it happen. No one else’s…Go do the research. Go learn and study and experience.
I used to be terrified of flying. I mean I missed vacations because I refused. It wasn’t until I went online, studied how planes worked and got an understanding of it all that I am now a frequent flyer…WITH miles. I can go and do anything I want now and I’m so much more open to new and better opportunities. Truth is, my understanding of how the plane works may not stop it from crashing but…if I lived my life afraid to crash…I’d never enjoy the ride life is supposed to be. I wouldn’t be living.
Start getting to know about what sparks your attention…what pulls on the strings of your passion. Don’t just see…live it. If you want to dance like that, go learn. If you want to make clothes, go read and learn to sow. The resources are there to do anything you want if you’re willing to change the way you think. The Word says “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” Proverbs 18:2. No more complaining about your small surroundings. No more admiring those outside of the mental cage you’re in. It’s time to get out! It’s time to start experiencing all God has to show you! This world is a big place man…contrary to what IG and Facebook has you believing.
Discover the truth so you can experience it all…Put yourself out there.
That’s what I’m doing and though it’s not always easy…I’m having the time of my life.
I love you from outside of the cage sis…