I woke up this morning feeling burdened and overwhelmed with my gifts and what God is calling me to. It was that time to get up and spend time with God in prayer and ask for peace and wisdom. 2010 will mark 10 years in full time skateboarding ministry. I have been able to see and do so much that if it all stopped right now, I could humbly say I have done far more than I ever dreamed. Even more than that, I am thankful that I know God, and that it pleases Him to know my heart is to want nothing more than to glorify Him.
When I think about all that I am currently doing and looking ahead, I know I cannot do this skateboarding stuff forever (right?), my fear is being an awkward guy with a big gut on stage flipping a board and telling people about the good old days. Now, sharing the love of Jesus will always be my life and calling. It’s being the old, awkward skateboard guy trying to hold on to relevance that freaks me out. I know, for right now, God is calling me to “rip it up” in a small 8×8 square on stages all over the U.S. and to share His word and love for this lost and dying world that is crying out for truth, and by that I mean Jesus. I am excited to see what God has for us as we press on in this ministry in 2010. Oh, and if God still wants me to do this for another 30 years and be that old guy on wheels (maybe a walker) so be it. After all, being a fool is mere perspective.
It is all about Jesus.