I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
— Philippians 4:13
Thirty years ago, 33-year-old Larry Walters decided he wanted to see his neighborhood from a new perspective. He went down to the local army surplus store one morning and bought 45 used weather balloons. That afternoon he strapped himself into a lawn chair, filled the balloons with helium, and cut his tie-downs. He took along a BB gun, figuring he could shoot the balloons one at a time when he was ready to land.
Walters, who assumed the balloons would lift him about 100 feet in the air, was caught off guard when the chair soared more than 11,000 feet into the sky and into the middle of the air traffic pattern at Los Angeles International Airport. Too frightened to shoot any of the balloons, he stayed airborne for more than two hours, forcing the airport to shut down and causing long delays in flights from across the country.
Soon after he was safely grounded and cited by the police, reporters asked him, “Why did you do it?”
“Because,” he said, “you can’t just sit there.”
Many Christians today are content with “just sitting there” and letting life happen to them. Sure, they’ll go to church on Sunday and read their Bibles during the week, but they never really engage others with their faith.
Don’t just sit there. Take action and do something bold for Christ. When you do, you’ll experience the fullness of life God has for you!
Pray that God would show you where He wants you to do something bold for His name.
Questions for Thought
When’s the last time you really did something outside of your comfort zone? How did it make you feel?
What’s one way you can get out of your comfort zone today and do something bold for Christ?