I don’t know if you know this or not, but in the last 36 hours Miley Cyrus has caused the internet to explode. Its honestly hit close to home — literally. The town I live in is where Miley grew up. Her parents’ house and my house are zoned for the same elementary school. When she lived in Nashville, we went to the same church.
I am not going to comment on what Miley did on stage. Enough people have done that. I’m honestly hesitated to even join this conversation, but something kept screaming at me.
Miley is on the run. She is running as fast as she can away from Hannah Montana and Mickey Mouse. Miley wants so bad to be a grown up. I just wish she wanted to crank Jay-Z and “Party in the USA” again.
Here is the problem: we were not made to run away from things. We were made to run towards things. I would argue we were made to run toward One great thing. I was created by my Creator to run towards Him. We are designed to run towards our passions.
I believe that God puts passions deep in our hearts for things we should be about, and we miss out on those when are on the run from our past. I think Pumba put it best, “You know, kid, in times like this my buddy Timon here says, ‘You got to put your behind in your past…’”
People that are on the run trip and fall. As soon as we start running from things in our lives, we end up just running and heading towards nowhere. I am not sure what your past is like. I get it (there were parts of my childhood that I wanted run away from), but the problem is people on the run are miserable.
Every day we have a choice to make: will our lives be about the future we are creating, or the past that we are running from.
I ran from the idea of writing a book for so long, then one day I decided to turn around and chase it instead of it chasing me. So, with your help I am running towards it! If you want to join in that journey with me you have just a couple days left to help. You can do that HERE.
So my question for you is, what are you running towards?