It wasn’t just the rush (and boy, oh boy, was it a rush – see the video below)
Here are two things I learned from my skydive:
You don’t want irrational fears to rule your life.
According to studies, you’re 24 times more likely to die in a car accident than skydiving. Driving a car is commonplace. Skydiving isn’t. So, when someone dies when skydiving it gets distorted press coverage. That distorts our perceptions.
I don’t want irrational fears to rule my life. How about you?
News media hypes extraordinary events. So, people are afraid of terrorism in the Holy Land and this keeps them from experiencing a life-changing experience. Do you know there’s a greater chance of dying in the bathtub or being killed by your home appliances than by worldwide terrorism?
How many are scared of their bathtub or appliances?
My refrigerator doesn’t scare me. In fact, I probably should visit it less often.
You never know what tomorrow will bring.
These past two years, my wife and I have lost many friends and family. Everyone we lost lived wonderfully rich lives. But not everyone can say this.
I don’t want my dreams to be cut short because I kept putting them off. This was my dream since my twenties.
No more procrastination! It was time to jump!
More importantly – I don’t want to hold back on God’s calling because I kept putting it off.
How about you?
Here’s an important question for us all:
Would the Apostle Paul and the other disciples have ever turned the world right-side-up with the gospel if they would have allowed fear or procrastination to rule their lives?
Now, getting back to skydiving.
I’m not saying you should leap from an airplane. It’s not for everyone. (Just look at my video below to make up your own mind.)
But, what I do encourage you to do is consider what God has placed on your heart, let go of the fear and procrastination and take a leap through that door.
The joy of seeing people blessed through your obedience is a blessing beyond words.
What door is God calling you to leap through today?
Arlen Salte: Director: Break Forth Journeys
PS – Our hearts surge with joy when we see people experiencing the Word of God by walking in the Holy Land. They’ll never read the scriptures in the same way again. We know this opportunity may never come again for some of our guests. We’re so glad they stepped up, set aside their fears and took charge of that bucket list. Just send us an email to get your free Break Forth Israel 2017 brochure by clicking here.