Insights from Hawaiian Falls

I rarely have many opportunities to feel like a kid again, but yesterday our Community Day at Hawaiian Falls took me back to my childhood for a moment.  I was reflecting last night and remember going to a similar water park close to my childhood home a few times with my mom on her days off.

 

My husband Michael loves amusement parks and will go on any thrill ride from the moment he walks in a park.  I, on the other hand, have to work up the nerve first.  I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember, but I had forgotten this aspect of my personality (or maybe just put it on the back burner) until it was time to hit the slides yesterday.  While I would have been content floating along the lazy river or bobbing in the wave pool all day, Michael could not wait to race down the slides together as we were child-free for the afternoon.  While I was hemming and hawing about whether or not I wanted to do it, Michael convinced me it would be fun, and of course, I ended up having a blast.

 

There are times that this personality trait serves me well, but there are also times it impedes me from action.  I have to wonder how many times I have missed out on something really exciting that God was prompting me to be a part of simply because I was being a chicken.  I pray that I don’t waste time floating down the lazy river or bobbing in the wave pool when I can take action and be part of His work in the present.

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