Friday, April 19, 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ Jump

Five Minute Friday

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with Lisa-Jo of The Gypsy Mama.  We receive a one word writing prompt each week.  And then the timer starts.  Five minutes is the limit.  Ready, set, go ...

Our word for today is ...JUMP

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I have a confession to make.  Jumping scares me.  Just the thought of taking a leap into the unknown is frightening.  You see, my personal preference is to know what's ahead.  I like to plan my life and then work my plan.  But I'm learning that life isn't always so cooperative.  Life happens.  Plans may even fail.  

I want to walk by faith.  That involves trust.  And it often means taking a leap of faith even when I don't know where I'll land.  

I've learned that my circumstances and my feelings don't always match what I know to be true.  

So do I trust my circumstances or do I trust God's promises to me?  

Even when I feel like He is not intervening according to my timetable, I remind myself that His timing is perfect.

Even if there are times when I feel so alone, I remember and cling to His promise that He will never leave me nor forsake me.

So I choose to jump and trust the Lord in all things.  This is what it takes to walk by faith and not by sight.  

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Blessings and love,




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13 comments:

  1. Dear Debbie
    I think we are all quite fond of knowing what lies around the next corner. I don't think life is ever comfortable at the end of our ropes, but where else would we want to be than in His love!
    Blessings
    Mia

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  2. Jumping with you today - in faith and into the arms of a faithful God who always catches me!

    peace~elaine

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  3. Oh friend, me too. Every time I jump, into anything, it's with clenched fist and tightly closed eyes. Afraid I will crash and burn before I surface. Knowing He is there, ready to catch us if we fall, makes the jumping so worth it. Jumping with you! Have a beautiful weekend.

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  4. for some reason 'leap of faith'
    sounds easier than 'jump.'
    but, i love the idea of jumping
    with joy!

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  5. Yes me too learning to trust and lean on Him more!! Taking that leap of faith and shooting down my fears! Great post Debbie!

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  6. Amen! I am not much of a jumper either Deb. But let's jump together OK? Enjoy your week-end!

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  7. Well said, Debbie. I sometimes read the end of a book because I don't like the suspense. But I can look back and see the times I have taken a leap of faith and I have seen God's faithfulness. Besides, I HAVE read the end of HIS book, and I know it all works according to HIS purpose. Thank you for reminding me of His faithfulness, dear friend!

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  8. Oh, I love a plan and then working the plan too, but, it doesn't always work that way. In fact, in the past 5 years, it mostly has not for me.

    A wonderful post Debbie! Happy weekend!

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  9. I don't mind jumping as long as I know I have ground underneath me! ;) Happy Weekend!

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  10. Debbie, Good thoughts on jumping in with faith. I'm also more of a "planner" than a "blind jumper" - but like you, I want to be more willing to take that leap of trust.
    Blessings to you.

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  11. Very insightful post Debbie...full of wisdom...
    I am not much of a jumper either but He is showing me that He will always catch me no matter the height of the jump....

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  12. I'm a planner and love to know what's happening next. Enter trust...like you my choice is to trust.

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