Can I hear you say Jump

Daily Prompt: Might As Well Jump
What’s the biggest risk you’d like to take — but haven’t been able to? What would have to happen to make you comfortable taking it?

jumpI already did. I took the jump and it sure was a very huge blind leap of faith.

I am not a risk taker. I’m a simple person who lived a simple life. I love my family and friends, I enjoyed my work so much that it wasn’t really work for me, I even love my country despite and in spite of all the negative stuff about it. But I left them all to live in a place where I had no family or friends, no job, and in a country that is totally different from what I have been used to.

It wasn’t easy. If I had even considered my comfort level before I took that risk, I might not have done it at all.  Nope, I would not have left. Why, you ask, did I do it then? Because I knew that it was what God had planned for me.

Everyday leading up to the day I needed to make a decision, I prayed. I asked God what He wanted me to do. I asked Him for a sign, and if He gives me that sign, no matter how hard it was to follow His will, I was going to say yes. So here I am now.

I don’t think there is any other risk I am willing to take that is bigger than that. There certainly are a few things I have on my bucket list that I would like to do before I meet my Creator, like sky dive or bungee jump. But those are bunny hops compared to what I had to go through. A 7,000 mile jump (or 11,157.52 kilometers from the Philippines to Canada) is definitely bigger!


12 thoughts on “Can I hear you say Jump”

  1. I’m not religious – but my big jump was that I’ve always wanted to work with big cats. I tried, when I turned 30, to get a zoology degree. My grades were excellent but my money ran out. So now? I’d like to be in a position where I could just volunteer. I’ve also done the massive journey – 3,000 miles from the USA to Ireland, after marrying someone I met online less than a year before! But the big cats… That is still my big dream.

      1. I’d be pretty happy to be able to have many many cats that add up to 100lbs! But I think between the two kitties and the big dog, I’ve already hit that limit 🙂

    1. Oh, I asked for a lot of signs. That was how hesitant I was. But when all the applications went quickly and smoothly, and mind you, that was a surprise in itself like He actually had a hand on that too, I gave up asking and just accepted it. If God didn’t want me to go, it wouldn’t have happened.


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