It’s Friday… AGAIN?!!?
Friday is such a fun time here at 7 Days Time. Each week I link up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. She gives us a prompt. Then we write. For five minutes flat. Without overthinking or drafting or editing. Just letting the words flow and see what God has to say.
It’s challenging. It’s fun. It’s (usually) enlightening.
And it encourages me personally not to strive for perfection– but instead, simple and immediate obedience.
Today’s Prompt: RISK
My heart is pounding out of my chest. Beads of sweat are on my forehead. My stomach flops. I peer downward. “Dear Lord… I. do. not. want. to. do. this.”
I jump. The fear evaporates into a rush of adrenaline. I yell “THIS IS AWESOMEEEEEEE, GODDDDDDD!! Thaaannnkkkk youuuuuu!!”
Now, you will never catch me bungee jumping in real life. I have a thing about heights. And issues with jumping off of really tall things with only a rubber band around my ankles to save me. But I AM currently bungee jumping with Jesus.
Before I launched this ministry, I was nervous. Heck, I still am. Sometimes, when I forget that I am jump WITH Jesus and start thinking I am taking this risk alone, I begin to get nervous again, like the description at the beginning. Satan sees it as an opportunity to whisper half truth-lies into my heart. Back off, jerkface.
But then I remember– Oh yeah. God has called me to take this risk, put myself out there, love on/attempt to inspire complete strangers online/in person with His word. He is faithful. He will do it. I just have to show up and strap on the harness.
What risk is God asking you to take right now? Do it. Take heart and know that when you bungee jump with Jesus, He’s much stronger than just a rubber band around your ankles.
Because He has already offered to save your life. Follow after Him. And jump. Because that’s a risk worth taking.
Five Minute Friday cracks me up. I never know where the words are gonna take us. That wraps up yet another week of adventures here at 7 Days Time. What did you think of today’s post? Reading and responding to your comments brings me so much joy, just so you know 🙂 So if you feel led… Leave a comment below!
Taking the Leap with Christ,
‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb…” ~Matthew 25:28-29 MSG