Christian believers sing it every year on Easter. “Up from the grave He Arose!”
While some may or may not accept this as truth, I ask myself, what’s in it for me anno 2017. If I serve a risen Saviour and resurrection power dwells within me, shouldn’t I be fearless and powerful as well? You can best answer that question yourself.
At a certain point in my life, I got tired of going through the daily motions and rituals. From past experiences, I knew I was able to do more than I was doing at the time. Some say that as we get older, we become wiser. Truth is, we also become cautious, complacent and comfortable. We allow the stones of doubt, unbelief and fear to take over and paralize our minds in such a way that we dare not risk anything new, though we have the strength and energy to do so.
My post is to challenge you to resurrect your buried dreams. That can be very scary, I know. At the same time, it will make you feel alive and not dead! You too can arise from your mental and spiritual grave. In my autobiography I take the reader to:
12. My Sweet Fifties
My golden years were really sweet. Besides long walks in the forest, after several attempts, there was finally a breakthrough in cycling with François as my ‘personal bike coach.’ Wellness, health, and fitness treatments were among the things I regularly spoiled myself with.
During the first half of my golden decade I enjoyed the blessings of a comfortable, quiet, and peaceful lifestyle. The risk of this lifestyle was becoming complacent and conformed to what is considered ‘normal’ at my age. I lacked the motivation and creativity to take on challenges that would take my life to the next level.
During the second half, however, I stubbornly refused to fit in the box labeled ‘normal at my age.’ I gave myself permission to resurrect my buried dreams and explore my creative energy, using my God-given skills and talents, empowered by gratitude and humility. I have no regrets nor complaints whatsoever about my endeavors because ‘intense adversity renders abundant prosperity!
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
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