Go OR Stay?
Three Courageous Tolkien Concepts
Too often, I can be a play-it-safe kind of person.
Good doors swing open. “Should I walk through?”
Roads diverge. “Which one shall I choose?” (Often, standing still and making no decision just feels easier.)
That unique invitation arrives. “Should I accept it?”
Go boldly, or play it safe? Move out in courageous perseverance or stay frozen in fear? Puzzling, pivotal moments of decision present themselves. A grand conundrum spins inside my head. When faced with the prospect of new opportunities—even a new season of life—will I leap or just sit back?
Know the feeling? Each of us faces such choices with new prospects, new ideas, new relationships, new challenges, and new years.
J.R.R. Tolkien was quite familiar with such soul-searching decision points.
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