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I recently finished The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein. If you are unfamiliar with The Hobbit, shame on you–It’s only the best fictional world created. Anyways, perhaps I should give you some grace. A Hobbit is a small creature, much like a human but smaller. Hobbits enjoy a peaceful life. They like their routine, enjoy tea, and relaxing is a great past time.
Yet, Bilbo Baggins, thanks to his mother heritage, has this desire to partake in an adventure. He doesn’t like it at first, but he forsakes his books, tea, and comfort to head out on an adventure with a wizard and many dwarfs to slay a dragon and take back the Dwarfs’ home land (and treasure).
Do You Have a Sense of Adventure
I think we all have a desire for adventure. It may look different for others, but we have it. Yet, if we stop and have a look around, our lives is an adventure.
It’s a story of it’s own.
What legacy you leave is your story. What you demonstrated as most important is your adventure. It’s your treasure.
While we may not be slipping a ring on to get past Gollum, but we do fight the dragon of distractions, the sinful draw of not valuing people like we should, etc.
Yet, do we actually fight? Do we do what we can to win against our sin (See Romans 8:13).
Do we miss the point of our very own adventure?
As a father, I have my own adventure. As a husband, I have an adventure. As a friend, brother, son…I have my own adventure.
Just like in a fictional story, I may make poor choices, but my adventure, my story, is still being written.
And by God’s grace, I will slay the idols, temptations, and struggles that come my way.
My story is only a small part in a bigger story, and that story is about how Jesus came to redeem sinners. And yet, my small story will have a massive impact on a small select people, and I don’t want to miss it for the world…