It’s Friday and time for another link-up with the Gypsy Mama. Friday is a time “when we write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.” Come join in the fun…HERE!
playing it safe is the most dangerous choice we can make.
It guarantees little growth
we refuse to leave the shallow water
we wade around the edges of our life
and call it “swimming”
but deep down
we’re afraid to get our hair wet.
We watch others choose the high dive
and we listen to that taunting voice
You could never do that
You’re not smart enough, good enough, or strong enough
But big lessons happen
when we have the courage to venture out
to go where our feet can’t touch the bottom
Life-changing growth occurs
when we confront the bully splashing water in our eyes
we tell him
he’s not welcomed in our pool
I want to choose the deep end
His hand will rescue me when I start to sink
I want to choose the high dive
His grace fully restores every stinging belly flop
“God knows how to handle my biggest mistakes. When I jump into the deep end of the pool and land with a stinging, awkward flop, God still uses the splash for his glory.” Hungry for God, by Margaret Feinberg.