Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dangerous acts

Hi, It's Barbara Phinney again,
Anyone who has written knows that inspiration can hit at any time. So you better get it down, or, if you're like me, it flies away just as quickly.
Take for instance, the other night. I was watching Star Trek, TNG, and Capt Picard was talking to a man he believed was his son, as they were rock climbing. He said, there's something about putting your life into your own hands.
I was sitting there, mind in neutral, when something inside popped the clutch. That was the key I was looking for in my story!
You see, my heroine had had very little control of her life, and always told she'd never amount to anything. Now, she's still fighting that stigma, but by doing dangerous things. She has control again, in her life. She is climbing the rock of her life without safety gear. She won't be pinned down again.

Do you do dangerous things? Do you take risks just because it's your choice and no one else's?
We need to remember Who is in control. We need to remember not to tempt God, also. Yes, he's in control, but if we do stupid things, we also should expect God to allow us to fall. Yes, God is our safety net, but He knows when we're being defiant.
Let's turn our hurts from the past over to Him, and stop climbing rocks without safety gear.


Anonymous said...

What a daring through. I am not a risk taker,although, I know people who are. The most dangerous thing I have done,is as a nurse,took a crazy,drunk we transported to another facility and he keep trying to get me to unrestrain him so he "I won't through you out the back door".That was a long 30 miles,he with a busted upper lip,nearly torn off his face and he still cursing like a sailor and me trying to keep him comfortable as possible.

PamelaTracy said...

Wow, April, sounds dangerous. I don't think I could do rock climbing. I'm afraid of heights.

Barbara Phinney said...

Good grief, April, how awful! Too bad you couldn't sedate him. I don't do dangerous things, but the idea that some do for various reasons is crazy. Most it's about control or pride.

Debby Giusti said...

You're so right about inspiration striking at the strangest times. I always get ideas in the shower! :)