Years ago I enjoyed watching a television show starring a secret agent named MacGyver. Each episode opened with MacGyver receiving an envelope containing a special assignment. The source of that assignment remained a mystery, although we heard a voice at times. MacGyver’s courage in tough situations and his amazing ability to convert everyday articles into the things he needed for escape caught my imagination and love of adventure and creativity. MacGyver never refused an assignment although he knew the risk. He trusted in his skills and abilities. He believed passionately in the world’s need for him to accomplish his task.
As we step into 2015, we need the MacGyver approach to our lives. Each of us has a special assignment from God, unique to us, that is full of risk and adventure. We too have to trust in our ingenuity, our skills, our abilities. Like MacGyver we need to let go of questioning the integrity of God, the giver of our life assignments and focus on the world’s need for us to accomplish our tasks.
Unlike MacGyver, we do not have a choice to accept or not the task of life. God has given us the task of living. We can let fear of failure or even our own safety, or another’s judgment of our journey steal the adventure of living, or we can step forth trusting in God’s guidance, God’s strength and our God-given gifts. St. Paul said “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2Timothy 6-7)
This year, let’s consider ourselves to be God’s secret agents. We can soar on God’s Spirit through our life journey. We can feel the fun. We can bring our creativity to the challenge. We can enjoy our God-given adventure. LET’S FLY!