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. 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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