Meghan Tschanz

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A Full Cup

Life. In so little words, could be described as rich, full, beautiful.

Each day is a gift and I believe the power to make the day worth it, rests solely in our hands.

Recently I met a girl down here in Costa Rica who has a defibulator implanted in her chest. She has a condition in which her heart could stop at any moment and when that happens the defibulator will restart her heart, bringing her back to life. She is extremely fragile and she knows it, but the last thing she wants is to stop living her life. I went whitewater rafting and zip-lining with her yesterday, wow. The guides asked if anyone had a heart condition and she kept her mouth shut, knowing that this adventure she was about take could be extremely dangerous. She risked her life for an adventure, knowing that life is not about the quantity of time we get, it is how you spend what you’ve got.

And it seems silly to me that people spend themselves in front of the TV, when we have bodies that can take us basically anywhere. When will people stop sitting and start doing?

I hope that I never find myself glued to the TV day after day as my life slowly ebbs away from me. Why do some people live their life dominated by fear? Playing it safe gets you nothing but bland.

Living by faith, now that’s exciting. I recently read the book Crazy Love and was reminded of how so little Christians actually walk by faith. Christians today are content to live their lives in a comfortable manner, letting life happen to them. I wonder what would happen if Christians actually went out on a limb for God? Sure, it might lead you to the middle of an indigenous tribe in Costa Rica, but wouldn’t that be really living? Trusting God with your life instead of yourself?

Thankfully I can say that I am truly trusting God with my life, at least for the moment. And the only thing I am afraid of is letting God’s adventure stop.

I can tell you right now that my cup is full, because I have chosen God’s way. Sometimes it is incredibly scary and you really have to trust that He has got it. But God won’t let you fall, not when you’re running after Him.

As Hillsong puts it,

“This is my prayer in harvest, when favor and providence flow, I know I’m filled to be emptied again. The seed I’ve received I will sow.”

Life. In so little words, could be described as rich, full, beautiful.

Each day is a gift and I believe the power to make the day worth it, rests solely in our hands.

Recently I met a girl down here in Costa Rica who has a defibulator implanted in her chest. She has a condition in which her heart could stop at any moment and when that happens the defibulator will restart her heart, bringing her back to life. She is extremely fragile and she knows it, but the last thing she wants is to stop living her life. I went whitewater rafting and zip-lining with her yesterday, wow. The guides asked if anyone had a heart condition and she kept her mouth shut, knowing that this adventure she was about take could be extremely dangerous. She risked her life for an adventure, knowing that life is not about the quantity of time we get, it is how you spend what you’ve got.

And it seems silly to me that people spend themselves in front of the TV, when we have bodies that can take us basically anywhere. When will people stop sitting and start doing?

I hope that I never find myself glued to the TV day after day as my life slowly ebbs away from me. Why do some people live their life dominated by fear? Playing it safe gets you nothing but bland.

Living by faith, now that’s exciting. I recently read the book Crazy Love and was reminded of how so little Christians actually walk by faith. Christians today are content to live their lives in a comfortable manner, letting life happen to them. I wonder what would happen if Christians actually went out on a limb for God? Sure, it might lead you to the middle of an indigenous tribe in Costa Rica, but wouldn’t that be really living? Trusting God with your life instead of yourself?

Thankfully I can say that I am truly trusting God with my life, at least for the moment. And the only thing I am afraid of is letting God’s adventure stop.

I can tell you right now that my cup is full, because I have chosen God’s way. Sometimes it is incredibly scary and you really have to trust that He has got it. But God won’t let you fall, not when you’re running after Him.

 

As Hillsong puts it,

“This is my prayer in harvest, when favor and providence flow, I know I’m filled to be emptied again. The seed I’ve received I will sow.”

About Meghan Tschanz

I believe in love, empowerment. and adventure. The kind of love that believes in the face of adversity, the empowerment that allows people to step into their destiny, and the kind of adventure that leaves your heart pounding in your chest. I write because I want to remind us all that there is so much more to life.

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