"To boldly go where no man has gone before," a mission statement of a fictitious spaceship created decades ago--set hundreds of years in the future. I'm the only child in the family to love Star Trek alongside my dad. My youngest brother, Reagan, might say he loves Deep Space Nine, but he really just likes the M&M's I give him when he watches with me. Star Trek has become a special link between my Dad and I. We still watch them on our own and talk about them, discuss the latest news.
Right now, I have "Boldly go" scrawled on a whiteboard in my dorm room. It's been there since the day I moved in, and I haven't thought of anything to replace the quote.
I'm good at boldly going. Over the past few years, I've jumped into things that kids my age just don't do. They don't write books, speak at conferences, communicate with adults, act professional in a particular field. Teenagers don't work, buy a train ticket, and take a solo trip to Virginia for spring break. Though I don't have a good explanation, boldly going, doing things that are abnormal has been relatively easy for me.
A few days into my college journey, my dad posted this on my Facebook.
It was a great reminder that I can't just go through life doing what I want with boldness. God is the one leading my life, and I need to relentlessly follow him with boldness.
It's not about me showing the world that I can do big, unorthodox things. It's all about God showing me how He wants me to live that some might come to know Him.