The Seed of Curiosity

Jan 13, 2016

I sat on the invitation to join the One Million Thumbprint campaign and to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for over a month before sharing it with anyone. My impulse, as with many things I would later realize, is to say, “No” to things I thought were dangerous or would require me to leave my family. One would argue this impulse is fairly healthy. But when I took an honest look at things in my life, I realized my impulse was more out of fear of the unknown. Eventually I began to simply pray and offer the invitation up to God and began to wonder if this wasn’t something God would find pleasure in me doing. I began to wonder if the going away and visiting women in DR Congo and climbing a huge mountain would matter. I began to wonder if God was calling me to climb. I don’t think there was a right or wrong answer, just more of a wondering if God would use this for His good purposes. And I began to wonder if there would be lessons on this journey I would not learn unless I was willing to go. As much as there was an initial impulse to say, “no”, I was beginning to be curious.