Stay Between The Lines
Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton
Most folks began to hear those words as a child while learning how to color in a coloring book for the first time. We continued to hear those words as we went through school, and then, when first learning how to drive. Now staying between the lines is a good idea, especially when driving, but what about how it pertains to living life? If we continue to “stay between the lines” without ever venturing out, how do we grow? Sometimes it’s necessary to step out from behind those lines in order to discover our true sense, who and what we were meant to be.
Some folks may be afraid to step out in fear of what they may or may not find, but if we step out and let God be our guide we need not worry about making mistakes, and if we do, it is for His purpose. We read in Proverbs 16:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps”.
Another reason folks “stay between the lines” is because they have become complacent where they are. Complacency only leads to one place, it is called stagnation. When we are there we have no desire to learn or experience anything new, we are content to live life just as it is. There is nothing wrong about being “content” but if we do not continue to grow, life can, and in most cases, becomes boring.
After spending a good number of years working at one company I found this to be true, those that retired and did nothing were the ones that did not live as long as those that retired and looked at that time as an opportunity to learn and experience new things.
As you move forward today let “staying between the lines” be for coloring books and driving, it’s time to step out and experience what live has to offer, and let God be your guide.