I’m a very shy person. (To my close friends who are reading this and laughing – stop. I know you well, so you don’t count!) Until I get to know someone, until I’m comfortable in a situation, I tend to be withdrawn and quiet. I don’t like to make waves. But this year is going to be different. This year I’m going to be bolder, more daring, ready to take chances.
I’m going to be reckless.
It may seem like a strange choice for my one-word resolution, but I’ve never been so excited about a New Year’s resolution, and I’ve never felt God leading me to one as strongly as I feel this.
So what inspired it? There were a couple of big influences. First is the Jeremy Camp song by the same name…
Next is Francis Chan, whose book Crazy Love completely changed my life and my faith. Kat at Inspired to Action shared this video a few weeks ago, and this sums up what God has been dealing with me about recently:
How much of my life have I spent hugging the balance beam, trying to love God and be safe? But “safe” doesn’t do great things for God – reckless does. God loves me with reckless abandon – how can I give Him anything less? This year, I want to step out of my comfort zone and see where God takes me. It’s scary…but it’s exciting, too, and I’m ready to be reckless.