When you decide to JUMP, it’s scary! If you’re visiting here and wondering what I’m referring to, check out when Jennie Allen says JUMP!
As the story unfolds, I want you to think about your journey. God has incredible things planned for each of us. Where are you along your path?
Praying “God I’ll do anything, if you’ll show the way” was the only thing I knew to do with the new call I felt God impressing on me. Every morning, I’d pray it out and wait for some kind of an answer. Steps were being laid out, but you know silly questioning me — I wanted something concrete!
Sleepily arising last Monday morning a friend texts, “Can you meet me for coffee? Debra George is in town and I want you to meet her.” I was shocked. NOT. THE. Debra George! A few friends had mentioned recently that I needed to meet her, but she lives in Houston and I wasn’t sure how that would ever happen. Knowing Starbucks, Debra, and Rosie would be a great way to jump start my day, I eagerly said YES!
In anticipation, I got there a little early and grabbed my cinnamon dolce latte! (can you say YUM?) I wasn’t sure what God was up to, but I began to pray that He’d make what I was to learn very clear. I knew this meeting was no coincidence — it was definitely a God-incidence! Debra walks in and gives me that biggest hug ever and says, “I love you already!” I’m not sure what I said, but I knew something special was fixing to happen. Y’all we both write for WHOA magazine and what were the odds we were getting to meet? (whoa! you need to subscribe, seriously!)
I was anticipating our conversation. I had read some of her articles and loved them, especially the one where she talks about walking up to two men drinking beers in brown paper bags and telling them about Jesus. (that’s in the Dolly Parton issue – get it!) We finally sat down with our drinks and began to chat. She asked about me and before I knew it I was telling her what was stirring in my soul. I knew God was calling me out into the neighborhoods and streets, but I had no clue where to start or what to do to be effective.
Debra shoots down my excuses with,
Girl it’s simple! You need to come join me in Richmond on the 14th. We’ll go into the neighborhood with bags filled with toiletries and a little bling-bling for the girls and we’ll tell them about Jesus. We’ll invite them to go to church, have snacks, pray and then we’re done.”
Well, there it was . . . the specifics I had asked God for. It surely was time to jump! As we say our good-bye’s Debra looks me in the eyes and says, “Girl, God is teaching you at warp speed. It’s time to go!”
But the “what if’s” are killing me:
What if I’ve heard wrong?
What if it’s dangerous?
What if nobody will help?
What if I can’t muster the courage?
And worse yet, what if I miss out on the life God has planned for me ‘cuz I’m afraid? Tweet this HERE.
So friends, here we go! I’m taking you with me and this journey is going to be priceless, scary, and a masterpiece of God’s moving hand. I hope you’ll participate, join in, and support in any way you can. More specifics coming later when I learn what the heck I’m doing.
First up a trip to Richmond, Texas on the 14th. Want to go?
While I pray like a mad-woman those “what-if’s” disappear, I’m wondering what “what-if’s” are holding you back.
What giant “what-if’s” do you need to slay before you can jump?