Once I jumped off a boat to swim with dolphins. That decision was not smart. I didn't stop to think about what I was doing. No life jacket. Nothing. It was a dangerous situation that I look back upon and think, "Why did I jump?"
But you know what. I don't want to live my life and get at the end and say, "I wish I'd jumped."
Jumping means that you take risks. You don't stand on the sidelines and watch life pass you by. You take the risk and either sink or swim. Hopefully we will always swim, but that won't always happen. When we do sink, we learn. We learn our strengths, we learn our weaknesses. We learn to lean on God.
I have come to realize that I am nothing without Him. He offers so many opportunities, but those opportunities don't mean anything unless I make the decision to stand at the edge of the cliff and jump. When I have taken advantage of those opportunities, God has shown me an amazing world. He has taken away my fears. He has taken me out of my comfort zone. He has molded me into someone I never imagined I would or could be.
That first step though is a leap of faith. I had to first decide to live my life for Him.
Today, I am joining in with Lisa Jo and some other amazing folks for Five Minute Friday. You can join it too. Visit Lisa Jo to find out more.