A new challenge?
How are your New Year resolutions going? Mine are actually going fairly well…..a new approach to healthy eating, spending more quality time with God and being more forgiving were my three resolutions and neither has been given much of a chance to fail. Yet!
It’s not so much of a resolution for me but more of a lifestyle, or philosophy. I have never liked being tied down by fear or anything that makes me anxious. So far this has meant I have approached things that have scared me with a bit of a bull in a China shop approach!
I was scared of needles so I trained to be a phlebotomist, I was scared of moving away from home, so when I was 20 I moved to China for 13 months! I did a skydive a few years ago, which I didn’t like, so I signed up to do another: determined to enjoy it!
For honesty's sake, I am still scared of needles so the immersion theory clearly doesn’t suit everyone!
Anyway, stepping outside of our comfort zones is hard, but can ultimately be very worthwhile. We see new things and see old things differently. It gives a chance for God to show us we can trust him.
We are looking for brave individuals to step out of their comfort zones this year and by doing so raise really important cash that will directly impact CrossReach projects in Scotland.
Some of the ‘bravery required’ events are listed below; the rest are on our website: www.crossreach.org.uk. We would be so delighted to encourage you as you step forward and do an event with us!
Thank you, Rebecca (CrossReach Events Officer)
P.S. Since I wrote this, the situation in China with the coronavirus has escalated. Please join me in praying for China and how it deals with this virus.