Thursday, February 3, 2011

Out on a Limb


-Purpose-
Have you been thinking about yours?  Is this the year you get out of your comfort zone?  
Go out on a limb?

I usually play it safe. I never just dive in. 
I never take a leap that isn't calculated.
But, not this year.  I'm far out on the limb. The branch wobbles beneath me. I feel the wind threaten my little branch.  
Doubt is here with me too. It taunts me as I inch further toward my goals.

It's a little scary and a lot uncomfortable. Way out here...my dreams, my goals, are laid bare. 
But, I'm hopeful. Peter could have never walked on water...
...if he refused the invitation to get out of the boat.
Sometimes, walking in God's purpose for our lives means going out on a limb. 
And He promises that we will never go there alone.

"...I will never leave you nor forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5

6 comments:

Angela Mackey said...

Praying for you as you step out girl! I know He will honor it!

Jessica Kirkland said...

Thanks Angela! If I only had more of YOUR courage...you are courageous my friend! Praying for you too!

Esther said...

Like you, I like my life calculated, planned out, and safe. Discovering He holds fast to me as I take steps of faith. :)

Jessica Kirkland said...

Thanks Esther. Yes, it's hard for me to let go and move day by day. But, I'm learning. Thanks for reading!

lastingtransitions said...

Life is short and tomorrow is a promise to no one... It's time to "walk on water."

Jessica Kirkland said...

Yes Paul, you're right. Nice job on your three entries!