If you’re at all like me, even just a smidge, then right now you’re thinking, “Is this what I’m supposed to be doing with my life? Am I supposed to be doing something big and crazy for God right now?” If that thought isn’t on any level coursing through your head right now then congratulations, you’re not like me and probably have two well defined eyebrows and don’t have a wife that is forever confined to flat shoes so that she doesn’t tower over you.
But if you do have that thought, that “let’s go on a wild adventure with God” thought, then you and I are going to need an RV. I don’t know why. There’s not a single mention of an RV in the Old Testament, but for some reason, there’s always a motor home involved in my God daydreams.
A few weeks ago, a guy named Andrew Morgan came over to our house for dinner with his wife and one year old and confirmed that thought for me. Andrew is a filmmaker and last summer he got in an RV with another family and drove around the country filming stories about people living their lives in outrageous ways for God. His mission is to “awaken young adults to who God created them to be” and the documentary he and his partner Matt produced, “Anthem,” is really good.
But a few days after that night with the Morgans, I caught myself praying that same old prayer I keep throwing up to God. Once again I asked Him, “Do you want me and my wife to go on a crazy adventure?” (I actually say “Jenny” instead of “my wife” when I pray since she and God are on a first name basis but you might not know her name, so there you go.)
This is something I pray fairly regularly but this particular day I felt like if I was quiet enough, if I stopped trying to force God to answer the question the way I wanted Him to answer it, He might instead say:
“Do I want you to go on an adventure? Yes! Today! This very Wednesday. Live your life as if you’re already on a crazy adventure. I’m the God of the universe. You’re interacting with the creator of space and time, why do you think you need an RV to have a crazy adventure? Complete and utter trust in me lies in the moments you have. Not the moments you may have in the future. Adventure lies in the now. This day, not some day.
How small your imagination is if you can’t see that telling a coworker about me, about the son of mine that died on a cross for them is an adventure. It is! It is! Be the adventure today.
Stop asking me if I want you to go on an adventure. That’s the wrong question. The right question is “Do I want you to be the adventure? Do I want to have me in you, pouring out the greatest adventure that ever lived to everyone you come in contact with whether that’s in your cubicle or on a cross country RV trip?”
The answer is Yes! Be the adventure.
I don’t know if my ministry or your ministry will ever involve an RV. Maybe my cubicle at work is my mission field and the adventure I keep dreaming about going on started a long time ago. But if I do ever find myself in an RV for God, please know that I’m going to get one of those fill in the blank state maps on the back to show where I’ve been, I will eat beef jerky and diet Mountain Dew for three meals a day and will probably drag a small car behind my RV with a sign on it that says “I’m pushing as hard as I can.” That joke never gets old. Never.