She was up to something. I could tell by the look in her eyes. But she played it cool, talking about her latest ongoings while I prepared dinner. Our husbands lounged on the back deck, certainly discussing “manly” topics.
She could no longer contain her impulsive plan. “Do you want to do something fun and spontaneous?”
No! I want to just hang out with you tonight. No frills and by no means, no adrenaline rush.
She’s the one who double-dog dared me to do stand-up comedy and challenged me to zip line over the Royal Gorge. And I love that she pushes me out of my comfort zone. Truly, everyone needs a friend like this. But tonight, I wasn’t prepared for adventure.
Trying to look brave, I sheepishly asked, “What do you have in mind?”
“Let’s do a Facebook live about your Overwhelmed Conference.”
“As in right now?”
So, impromptu—with no mirror check, no lipstick application—we stood in my living room as she pushed the “go live now” button.
After our filming, (which by the way, posted on Facebook sideways) we joined the guys outside.
Daylight faded and the air was infused with frogs singing a lullaby. In my chair, I pulled my knees to my chest. This is life. Momements woven together— snapshots filled with exhilaration and suspense…rest and enjoyment.
I want to live like this more. I want to step into each day with a little edge of excitement, yet knowing when it’s time to exhale.
Pushing outside the confines of my planned agenda while allowing time to relax.
Leaping from what should be to what could be.
Breaking free of confinement to being contained by Christ.
How do you live outside the lines of rigid? And how do you give yourself permission to rest?
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16