People often ask me how I'm doing now that I'm exiled in Zone 6.
I tell them "it’s ok, I’m ok." And I am.
But I am also scared.
I am scared that before I know it I will slip into a living coma of a comfortable & complacent suburban life.
I am scared that I’ll begin to confuse the lines between want and need.
I am scared that I won't even notice when I begin to think that neighbours parking outside the wrong house is a crime punishable by getting lost in IKEA for an eternity.
I am scared that I’ll have a 9-5 office job that I don’t really like but am too afraid to leave – because without that I wouldn't know who I was?
I am scared that living in anything but a house with a garden will become unimaginable.
I am scared that I'll start reading the Daily Mail.
I am scared that as I get lulled into a false sense of security my dreams will start to shrink, as will my reliance on the God I love and try to serve.
I am scared that Waitrose will become the norm not a luxury.
I am scared of a life of No Adventure
I am scared I will get Stuck.
I am scared that one day Jesus will put me in a group with my fellow goats – Matthew 25 y’all, I don’t actually think I’ll turn into a goat, bah!
I am scared that I’ll become a goat and not even care.
I am scared that one day I will realise how comfortable I have become and be too afraid to change it.
I am scared that I will no longer believe that Jesus is enough.
I am scared that I will trivialise the concerns and worries of my fellow suburbanites.
I am scared that I will blame the suburbs for my own laziness.
I am scared that I don't really understand the meaning of perfect love casting out fear (1 John 4 v18).
I am scared that I over dramatise everything.
BUT I do know that God is with me always, even until the end of the age (not infact a LOTR quote but Matthew 28 v 20). So really what is there to be scared of?
What about you, are you scared of anything?