It is so good to be back to routine and back with this amazing community of writers. It's only taken a few months, but I think I am finally getting the hang of the #FMFParty over on Twitter too! My plan tonight was to chat and then go to bed BEFORE the prompt, and write - go figure - on Friday! However, I couldn't stop talking and before I knew it the prompt was up!
Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa Jo Baker. It is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE! The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at one minute past midnight Friday morning (EST.) I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!
So - here goes:
Five Minute Friday - DIVE
"Dive!" Just seeing the word written out screams adventure and faith and crazy impulsive who-can-know-how-it-will-turn-out jumps forward! Maybe it's because my OneWord this year is "Surprise" or maybe it's because I am still (yes - STILL - at this age!) trying to overcome my fear of water and being over my head - both figuratively and literally!
So many times I have found myself standing at the edge... of a cliff, of the unknown, of a decision, of something 'new'... with all that is within me, my spirit wants to Dive in... to take a leap of faith... just TRUST Him and fly!
The voices of Reason and Second-Guessing can yell louder than His whisper at times and I can so often shrink back, simply hesitate, and the thrill of the call fades. Oh to embrace change and the adventure and the leaning in and leaving doubts and fears and realistic thinking behind. That is the goal.
I hear Him singing... He is beckoning me to come. To DIVE in to more of Him! To dance with Him and sing with Him and to trust Him. The surprises He has in store for me are good, this I know! So why the hesitation... why the pausing and worrying?
I have vowed to be more spontaneous this year... something that is out of this Bossy List Maker's comfort zone! Speaking of that... this is a piece He led me to create a few months ago... as I think of it now, I can hear Him saying, the cage is open my Love... come, Dive in, and Soar with me!
How are you at Diving in... to Him... to a new adventure... to an unknown!? Do you courageously go forward or tend to hesitate like me? I am praying for boldness to Dive In to more of Him this year for each of us!
Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts!
Click here to read what others have to say about "Dive":