Have you ever had an idea for a new project or wanted to learn a new skill or implement a new routine in your life but when you thought about it, you just got stuck?
Instead of jumping in and taking action, you pondered all the ways that something might go wrong or convinced yourself you weren’t really good enough or the right person to complete the task.
Surely I’m not the only one who has experienced this!
Here’s the thing.
When you first learned to ride a bike as a kid, what if you had hemmed and hawed over all the things that might go wrong? Instead of getting on the bike and peddling, what if you sat on the curb wondering what it would feel like if you fell and scraped your knee or how terrible it would be if the neighborhood kids saw you wobbling and laughed.
I’d venture to say you never would have learned to ride a bike. Then, think about all the fun you would have missed out on.
Sometimes to experience or new things in life as adults, we need to channel our inner kid and just jump!
So…what are you waiting for?
Today, take a leap of faith, take a risk.
Instead of sitting on the sidelines, enjoy this precious life we’ve been given!
What is something new you’ve been thinking about taking action on that you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to begin? Share in the comments and let’s encourage one another to, as Jon Acuff says… just Start!
Mary Hill says
I loved your approach to today’s word. Jump in and try. Thanks for visiting my post today. I am glad to meet you too. 😉
Martell Souder says
Love the picture! Absolutely jump into adventure. Enjoyed trekking through your website. Loved reading about Allume – another thing on my Bucket List.
Kate Motaung says
You are just the cutest! Love the photo, and your encouragement. Can’t wait to see you in person in less than a week!!
Betsy de Cruz says
Love this post, LeeAnn! I just signed up for a blogging course, so I’m going to jump in and try it! See what happens! 🙂 Thanks for inspiring us to be brave.
Such a cute post, LeeAnn. We do need to channel our inner child and take a leap of faith. The more I live into my one word “brave,” I find myself leaning towards taking a huge leap of faith. I’m parked in the #11 spot this week!
Mary Geisen says
Just “jump”! Love the simplicity of this message because sometimes we need someone to give it to us without the frills. So glad you wrote this week for FMF! See you next week! 🙂
Jen Daugherty says
Ooh, yes. I need to remember this! Rather than letting fear rule, let life rule and live life to the fullest!
I have always wanted a backyard trampoline! Fun!
I am praying thru what God is calling me to do this school year. Where and when to volunteer my time? What Bible study to join? Or lead one? Ugh…i kind of wish i was in elementary school again. 🙂