[vimeo id="82042941"] We were created to discover new things all throughout life. The way we do things changes from day to day and year to year. In fact, it’s likely the things you do today didn’t even exist five or 10 years ago. And what you will do in five or 10 years from now probably haven’t even been invented.
Because things change so quickly in the world, I think it’s safe to say that we were created to discover new things through our life journey. Every new invention, every game-changing product, every revolutionary idea was created by someone who wasn’t afraid to take on the risk and act on the things they discovered. Apple only introduced the iPhone in 2007. In just a short period of time, the smartphone has become the technology device that nearly everyone in the world carries with them.
Here’s why discovering new things is essential for personal growth
You were designed, shaped, and wired to discover new things. The study of biology reveals that living things are constantly multiplying. It is the basis of all living things. When we stop growing and multiplying, we start to die. In other words, when we stop changing and discovering new things, we stop adventuring and living life to the max.
What’s heartbreaking is that some people have said “no” to the call to adventure and discovery of new things for so long that a part of them has died. It’s a devastating place to be, but most people have found themselves there at one point or another. The good news is that you don’t have to stay there.
The discovery phase is where we learn about ourselves, the people around us, and the mission we’ve been given to accomplish. New experiences bring with them new understanding, knowledge, and perspective. These are all things that will help you as you move forward. They work together to change you and point you in the right direction of your journey, and God uses all of them for your good.
Discovery is exciting because you don’t know what’s around the corner, but your gut says you are moving in the right direction. Sometimes words fail to capture our experience. While we may not be able to articulate everything that’s happening as we work to discover new things, the important thing is to keep moving forward with eyes wide open to what the Master Artist is doing.
Do you believe you were created to discover new things? How are you approaching life in such a way that discovery is a priority?