Let’s Jump Right in Shall We: My First Blog Post
See that girl up there. The older one. Yeah, that’s me. The younger one. That’s my daughter. Can you tell which one is a bit more anxious about the whole situation? Can you tell who chose the low diving board? Who jumps with her body closed tight? While her daughter chooses the high dive board and jumps with her body in full relaxation mode.
Yep, that’s me. Life has been hard, and over the years, I have become more cautious, less open to trying new things. I have become that lady, who, when they show up at the bank on a Monday instead of a Friday, the teller inquires, ” I missed you on your regular day. Have you been ill?”. I am that lady who can go into a fast-food restaurant, and before I hit the counter, the cashier will start punching in my order.
But lately, I have been hearing God speaking. He is asking me to stop being FEARFUL. Which at first, surprised me. “God, I am not fearful,” I would reply, ” I am just a routine type of gal.” And then, in those quiet moments of the day, I started thinking deeper about God’s request of me. Perhaps those routines are not just to keep my day organized; perhaps they are a safety net of sorts. Who am I kidding, it is not perhaps, they are.
I have been bumped and bruised a lot in life (haven’t we all in one way or another). Routines are my shell; they are what keeps me from letting those bruises penetrate my heart.
So I have started taking steps to break out of my “routine” shell. To live life according to the circumstances of the day and not my routine. Sure sometimes I am just inching forward, but progress is progress.
Which caused me to realize that I can apply that inch by inch principle to all areas of my life, and so can you readers.
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