From the time I put the finishing touches on the outside of our house on a shaky ladder that blew from side to side in the wind.
To the moment I realized my son’s birthday tickets to the Toby Mac concert were two levels higher in the stadium than I thought.
Sometimes, these special death defying moments find me when I least expect them. Like last Saturday night.
My oldest son and I (both skittish about heights) had this amazing opportunity for free tickets to the TWINS game at the new Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. We were pumped.
Our “Circle Me Bert” sign ready to go, we entered the stadium. Hot dog and pretzel prepared, we began the climb to our seats. Only our seats were in the nosebleed section right under the large screen.
If it weren’t for the metal bar in front of our seats, I would have fainted dead away. Yes, I realize that we are not to live in fear, but at the time dying seemed like a real possibility.
I held my hot dog with one hand and that bar with another, sweating bullets by the second. It took my son all of four innings to be waving the Bert Blyleven sign overhead and swaying side to side.
Do you honestly think I could let him have all of the fun? No. But my hand still firmly held onto that bar.
Pushing the boundaries of where the sane feared to tread was an exhilarating experience. So exhilarating that I felt shaky for the next few hours after I got home.
There is something incredible about overcoming your fears even just for one moment in time. Without my son there, I would have stood at a safe distance down below. And missed out on an opportunity to experience life out loud.
Don’t let your fears keep you from your dreams. Live life out loud on the edge of your comfort zone and brace yourself for adventure.
What do you fear?