January 10, 2013

Five Minute Friday - DIVE

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!
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  1. I'm a planner, too. I love your post and reminder to trust him on this adventure. And I love your picture. So good!

  2. I'm glad to get to 'meet' you over at the five minute Friday party tonight. And I'm glad you stayed and wrote. I usually do most of my reading and commenting tonight so I don't know if I've been here before. I think we are all learning to dive. Glad that we are in this together.

  3. I love that idea of a "bossy list maker" trying to be more spontaneous. I am a not a list maker and probably need to try to follow through more on the lists I do maker! Love the art.

  4. Hi Karrilee
    As I was reading your post, I could hear our Pappa God whispering to my heart that all the time you were standing there, a bit apprehensive to dive, He is already dancing and rejoicing over you with singing, waiting to catch you as you take that first frightening dive I to His arms. Hope it means something to you!
    Much love XX

  5. I love your one word and how that fits with the idea of diving in! Trusting Him- never easy and yet so worth it!

  6. I am right there with you... the bossy list and trying to be more spontaneous!! I too have been on the edge of cliffs to and afraid to fly. I am diving too this year!!

  7. Oh girl. I'm a planner, control freak, and have sensory issues. I don't like my hair wet let alone not have my feet directly under me! ;)

    That's why I LOVE how He makes me greater than myself when I submit and take the leap. each day.

    getting my hair wet for Him? worth it...

  8. Your post speaks "love Him with abandon" to me. What a challenge. Thanks.

  9. A little like you I am flying a little more this year, keeping "possibilities" as my word to live by.


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