How to Live Curiously

You’re probably wondering what this is all about – living curiously.

I believe two things are universally true of human beings.
1. Most people want to live curiously.
2. Most people do not live curiously.

When I was young, I had this sense that every person I encountered was building into who I would one day become. Even as I grow older, I believe I am still in that phase of life. You might call it a “beta life” as I feel like I am always living in beta mode.

I am always anxiously waiting for the next connection or opportunity that will lead to a curious life, faith and family.

When I describe a “curious life” I am NOT promoting a life that is irresponsible.
I am NOT advocating taking risks for risks sake.
I am NOT suggesting a life that sidesteps responsibilities and duties.
I AM advocating a life that is original, humbly heroic, counters culture and pushes others into the spotlight.

My goal is to provoke originality in our everyday lives.

 

I want to instigate a future where people who follow Jesus can feel empowered to live a curious life that not everyone in this world understands.

This is how I am trying to live, and I am not alone or unique in this endeavor.

I believe people want to live curiously.

And all it takes is an unapologetic unwillingness to live a lesser life.

From my experience, here are four ways to build an incubator for a curious life.

1. Serve people who cannot and will not ever be able to serve you.

 

2. Care more about who you become than what you do.

Be more. Do less. I have come to understand that who you become is far more important than what you do. Because what you do could change from year to year and season to season of life, but who you are becoming will be with you day in and day out for the rest of your life. And by the way, if are you wondering who you are becoming, I can tell you, even though I don’t know you. Are you ready??? Look around you. You are becoming like those you hang around.

3. Collect experiences not things.

 

4. Descend to greatness.

As a person of faith and a follower of Jesus, for me living curiously is a calling. Being a good re – presentation of Jesus to this world is important to me. I know not everyone understands turning the other cheek, extending grace, radical generosity, selfless service or forgiveness. And that is OK. I do not expect everyone to understand my life. I simply believe that the more I can love, lead and live like Jesus, the more curious my life will become to others.

So what would you add / delete or edit?
What do you believe it means to “live curiously”?

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32 thoughts on “How to Live Curiously

  1. This is pure gold. Will be following this. As Christians we need to learn to serve and then everything else falls into place.

  2. Todd…

    This is great and will be a great source of encouragement, motivation and direction! Ultimately, KNOWING who God says that you are and what He says we can and should do….is key! Peter was living curiously as he stepped onto the water! I am ready to climb out of the boat of mediocrity and into the miraculous! You can’t do that sitting on the sidelines!

    Good stuff Todd! Proud of you!

    Ray Reynolds

  3. Solid. I have been looking forward to discovering what this was all about. I appreciate the direction and believe as well it’s a direction that needs to be taking. Excited to continually follow someone who lives curiously for Christ.

  4. Todd:
    Look forward to sharing in this adventure! We should not only know about Jesus but know who he really is by living his Word and sharing his story! Once we live his word we will Live Curiously….when people see us they will see Jesus!

    1. Awesome Sherry – sometimes it just takes another person to help up put our finger on what we have always felt! Blessings. Thanks for reading and sharing.

  5. I will follow this blog. 2 related themes are to practice random acts of kindness and to practice voluntary simplicity. There are so many distractions that it can be difficult to be in the moment and to hear God’s voice in your life. Thanks!

  6. Todd,
    I am already a huge fan of this blog! I appreciate your insights and your guidance as we all strive to live curious lives. Best of luck on this new endeavor!

    Adam

  7. Todd great blog to follow. I believe that living this was is exciting. It’s great to be radically different for Christ! Hey when can I buy a “Live Curious” sticker or patch for my Mountaineering gear? Thanks! 🙂

    1. Thanks Nick for the kind words! Ya, we have some t-shirts and then stickers coming hopefully before Christmas!
      Blessings. Todd

  8. I think that living curious is to live in such a way that others want to know what I have. It’s about shining my light brightly for all to see so that others may seek the forgivness I have found. Be a curious believer and create new curious believers by walking the walk and shining brightly.

  9. This article was the perfect words of encouragement i needed right now, i always think outside the box and be an individual for God, like fingerprints, we are all unique and different, thank you for your dedication to edify others, and may you be blessed in two fold for your effort to magnify the King and His Kingdom.

    1. Awesome Isaac. I am so glad that God brought you to this at just the right time. I look forward to traveling with you on this curious adventure. Have a great week.

  10. 1. What would you add/delete/edit?

    My curious life is a work in progress and I know it will be until I breathe my last breath. Right now, I am trying to ADD more of Him on my calendar and less of me.

    I am trying to DELETE any distractions and doubts by bouncing my eyes and talking out loud.

    Along the way I will need to EDIT my approach through trial and error, and believe me when I say there have been plenty of errors and lessons learned.

    2. What do you believe it means to live curiously?

    Hmmmm……thinking about this question is making me curious of my answer, Lol! On the real though, trying to humble myself for Him and asking him to give me the passion and the fired up attitude to grown in His wisdom. I feel like simply asking the questions and truly wanting the knowledge is leading me down a curious path of reading the Bible, researching history, seeking opportunities to learn and grown from others. There is SO much more that I am curious about and I could go on and on but that is the tip of the iceberg for me.

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