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?
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!