An atypical life

I’m still thinking a lot about my next move. This past week I started reading this book that my sister just bought and then let me borrow when it interested me (she’s nice like that). Its tagline is “Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World.” While obviously that shouldn’t be my life’s goal, I do think that God invites us to go on incredible adventures with him, and sometimes we bypass them because we are too scared or our current life is just really comfortable.

This is what Bob Goff says about being typical in the book, and is one of my favorite parts:

I don’t think anyone aims to be typical, really. Most people vow to themselves some time in high school or college not to be typical. But still, they just kind of loop back to it somehow…[t]he scripts we know offer a brand of security, of predictability, of safety for us. But the problem is, they only take us where we’ve already been…Living a different kind of life takes some guts and grit and a new way of seeing things.”

I’m still young, but it’s been my experience that when I’ve chosen to do the atypical thing, that’s when I’ve learned the most, had to rely on God the most, grown the most. Why wouldn’t that be true if I make my next choice the atypical choice?

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