Is it love, fear or infatuation that drives you to make a massive life changing decision? To abandon the safe option and risk everything to follow your heart’s desire – to find your true calling in life. This book while specifically for women has much to teach men about making decisions, not choosing to live with regret but to rediscover what makes you come alive.
But just because you’re searching for meaning doesn't mean it’s going to be easy and cost free. ‘Freefall to Fly’ follows Rebekah Lyons’ experiences – painful and passionate as she decides to move her not-for-profit business, her home, husband, family, cats and whole focus of her being from the safety of familiar Atlanta to the big city jungle of New York.
For 7 years seven years the couple’s work had focused on educating Christian leaders in creative ways to engage their industries and cities, to take chances and be bold. Yet faced with her own relocation to the alien city of New York, she found she had no answer when faced with the possibility of failure and pain.
With no material support and no safety net, she tells how her life went first into freefall before she learned how to fly and to soar. In this vulnerable memoir of transformation, she describes her crippling depression and anxiety, and how she was overwhelmed by the pressure to be domestically efficient, professionally astute, and physically attractive.
Falling without a safety net terrifies us, she writes – even though God has equipped each of us with wings on our backs, rusty from disuse. Wings we’ve had since childhood that have been clamped down so long they aren’t sure how to spring forth anymore. And so we fear they aren’t strong enough to carry as we peek over the lip of the ledge.
Instead of flying, we fear the fall and keep back from the edge. Rebekah’s book tells how she stood for too long despite the move that beckoned to fly. Her story is an encouragement for you to overcome your resistance, to stop fighting your calling and following it. To surrender to promise and walking into an unknown, scary, irrational future with faith and confidence.