Well, it's Friday again. And you know what that means. It's time to link up with Lisa-Jo Baker and Five Minute Friday! We take one word and write for just five minutes. No over thinking, no editing. And today's word is DIVE
Dive. Dive in. Take the plunge as MOPS says this year. But am I really willing? To dive I have to take my feet off the ground. I have to jump. Jump in head first. I should be able to. I like adventure. I get bored with routine. But, I like controlled adventure. Like a good roller coaster or a scary movie. I know how its going to end.
Of course, really we know how this life is going to end too. Jesus already won when he stayed on the cross and conquered death. He is good and He will rule over all. This physical life it is just about whose side I am on. His or not.
O why is it that I find it so hard? Why does momentary suffering and pain bother me so much? The Bible says that I am to count it all joy. To consider myself blessed to suffer for Christ. Sometimes I am not sure if I suffered for Christ, or for my own selfish self-centeredness. Or some of both.
But the memory keeps me here. Not willing to dive in. Not willing to risk again. Not moving forward in growth. And so He waits. Because He is full of grace. He has time for me to get brave enough to try again. He is Good. And in the end He will perfect the thing He started in me.
Thanks for stopping by today for Five Minute Friday.