Friday, April 19, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Jump!

(from a series at
I think of Jackson jumping into the pillow pile at OT today.  He wanted to do it over and over again.  It helped him "cool his engine down."  He wasn't scared at all. 
I remember the feeling of standing on the diving board, ready to do a back dive, my feet tingling and clinging to the board, so scared to release and let go.  But I also remember that once I did it once, every subsequent time got easier and easier to let go.
I think of two nights ago when I spoke my feelings, how hard it was, how my body was shaking and my skin broke out in a rash like it does when I get nervous; but then how much easier it was to do it again yesterday.
God calls us to jump right in when He asks us to.  It's not always comfortable at first, but it gets easier, and it feels good to just let go.  Be bold.


  1. It does get easier, and it feels good to let it go. Thank you for your encouragement to be bold! Blessings to you...

  2. I agree, it does get easier as we jump into what he calls us to do. For sure, uncomfortable when stepping out for the first time but easier in time and with practice.

  3. Yes, just let go, and let God.