I’ll be honest, I have not seen this movie yet so I do not have any context to go with it. That said, I think this is an excellent quote. To put it simply, I think the point of this saying is that you control your own destiny, but along with that, you have to push your comfort zone to achieve your full potential. Sometimes we can push ourselves outside of that comfort zone, and sometimes we are pushed. For a long time, I have felt like just working every day was not enough and I needed to do something to make a difference. I just didn’t know how to go about doing it and didn’t feel comfortable doing it. God had other ideas. Instead of waiting for me to finally decide that I was ready, He kicked me right off the edge of the cliff.
While I would consider myself a talker, large groups or cameras tend to make me nervous. This weekend, I attended the bike ride (I didn’t actually ride this year) that Pedal FARR (Falls Area River Ride) put on. Last year, we were one of the families chosen to receive a $1000 gift that comes from this yearly ride and now this year they were/are working on helping get me a new hand cycle. I was happy to attend and help out in any way I could and that included an interview ( https://www.kdlt.com/2019/08/11/cyclists-pedal-to-support-those-fighting-cancer/ ) with one of the local news stations. As happy as I was to help, it also made me extremely nervous that I would sound stupid or worse, not say the right thing. Hopefully, it helps drive more cyclists or plain donations for the next year!
Most of us have dreams and things that we want to do with our life. Some of them, we let go for things like family, friends, etc. And that is great!! Some of us let them go because we don’t think we can do it. That is what is not ok, and that is what this quote is talking about. Don’t tell yourself you can’t do it, and don’t surround yourself with people who think that way too. Today I had my first therapy session with my leg and you all know how I was feeling just a few days ago. Well today, I took about 300 steps and spent about 7 minutes straight walking at one point. I have read and been told that a hemipelvectomy means a life of crutches and that almost nobody uses a prosthesis. But I have a team that cares and a family that supports and pushes me. Without that, I could never step out of my comfort zone and I would never have been able to start my blog or Facebook page.
Are you brave enough to see what God is calling you to do in life? And beyond that, are you brave enough to do something about it?