Jumping in!

Sochi . . . They make it look so easy.  I find myself watching the bobsledding thinking to myself. . .a few seconds of really hard running, then, you close your eyes for the rest of the event.  I can do that.  The ice skaters doing their “twizzles” look like so much fun.  It looks like something I could do.   Have you ever thought you could do something, then, quickly realized you were in over your head? 

Middle School  Basketball Tryouts 89’. . . There I am trying out with all the other basketball players.  Dribbling, running, dribbling, throwing the ball, dribbling. . .just one thing. . .I don’t know how to play.  I tried to hide in the clump of girls running frantically back and forth from one net to the other.  Maybe no one will notice that I don’t really know how to play.  I made it past day one (although I’m pretty sure everyone else did too).  Then, at the end of day two—the gig was up.  My name wasn’t on the “we noticed great potential in you, so, please come back” list.

I don’t know what I was thinking-- trying out for something that I had no idea how to play.  But I love the fact that my mom must have encouraged me to do so because I had some excitement for it. Although, basketball may not be for me, I feel that way about my relationship with Jesus.  Even though I don’t know what I’m doing and feel completely in over my head---I’m jumpin’ in!

I love what Lysa TerKeurst says to us, “As Jesus girls, we can’t let the naysayers in life drown out our excitement, our calling, and our assignments from Jesus.”

The naysayers want to distract us and knock us off course. But, God says, “Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain,” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

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  1. Amanda posted on 02/20/2014 10:03 AM
    Thank you for this post and the verse it was everything I needed to hear right now.
  2. Janet Evans posted on 02/20/2014 11:32 AM
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  3. Angela Mahabir posted on 02/20/2014 02:50 PM
    Hi Amy,Thank you for the inspiring message.we have to show faith in action.Jesus calls us to be fruit bearers.we can't grow fruit staying in our comfort zone, we have to go out on a limb just like fruits that grows on a tree, it bears fruit on the Limbs! Angela
  4. kathy posted on 02/21/2014 10:02 PM
    Dear Amy I love your radio station I am 62 year's old but very young in heart. I was saved when I was 25 year's old. I cannot imagine my life without the lord being in it. We have two beautiful daughter's who are grown and married. They know the lord too. My family are not Christian's but my husband's family are. This summer I am going on a construction mission trip which should be quite an adventure. I have been on other trip's. The Lord gives us the strength and faith to do what we think we cannot do in our human strength. Thank you for everyone who work's at the station and encouragement. Kathy Isaacson
  5. MicheleN posted on 02/25/2014 10:25 PM
    Thank you, Amy, for the reminder that Jesus does not call the equipped. He equips the called! He calls us, empowers us, makes us passionate and enlivens the gifts He has endowed in our lives! Thank you for being passionate with your gifts and bringing Him honor daily!
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