Honestly, I’d rather stay in bed.28 Aug 2015, Posted by Blog in
Can I be honest? Some days it’s a challenge to leave my bed.
Would I love to stay there all day just reading and watching movies? Absolutely. It’s my happy place.
But you can’t grow much just chilling in your bed. And as much as I love the comfort in my life, I love growing in my character more.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing the founder of PAACS (Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons) in Redding, CA. PAACS trains up African surgeons who are able to meet the huge needs in their home countries.
It was an intimidating trip: fly to Sacramento, rent a car, drive two hours to Redding, check into hotel, find the location, interview the founder of an amazing organization… the logistics were a lot.
Plus, I wasn’t completely confident in my own ability as a videographer. What if I ask the wrong questions? What if I mess up this entire video? Thankfully, despite my fears and the logistics, I made it to the interview.
And the day ended up being wonderful! The founder was so kind and accommodating. His story of how he founded PAACS is one of sacrifice and determination (won’t give too much away before I actually make the video).
Honestly, if I decided not to go on this trip, I wouldn’t have been able to have this experience and learn from such a great man. Becoming even a small part of the PAACS’s story has grown me.
We’re called to be more than complacent and comfortable. We’re called to ‘press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own.’ Philippians 3:12
It’s not always easy. Sometimes, it’s honestly really hard, especially for an introvert like myself. But we need to take it one step away from the bed at a time. Often, to grow our character we need to go beyond our happy place… and get excited by the surprising adventures that await.
Keep pressing on, friends.
If you want to learn more about PAACS, go to PAACS.net. PAACS video soon to come.