Hold on---we are taking a ride on my stream of loose association.
Why certainly we have ALL taken a chance at some point in our lives. If you learned to ride a bicycle, skate, ski, or any other activity which required an unlearned skill---you took a chance. We climbed on, stood up, or held on and trusted we would conquer the beast called fear and trusted that we could master the feat.
Another blogging friend, Linda, who is here, is returning to school at middle age. In the land of young and fresh minds with cocky attitudes---she is taking a step toward gaining an occupation. She is conquering her fear--her apprehension---and moving forward toward a new future by becoming a "non-traditional" student.
Life is filled with opportunities to take chances---trips, education, adventures, crazy wild -fun things to do. We either take a chance---and LOVE the thrill--or we sit in the corner and miss the fun. The EASY thing--is sitting back and refusing to try--a missed opportunity---a golden moment in the sun--lost forever.
It is all about conquering our fears and remembering--What is the worst thing that could happen? I might not learn immediately, I might never succeed, I might get hurt, I might have to try again-----AND SO? Unless you take the chance, conquer your fears, and at least try---you will never know--what you missed!
There were days in my life--when I was screaming at God--telling Him,
I CANNOT DO THIS!!!
He heard me--but He kept pushing and then pulling me along--refusing to allow me to quit. He kept insisting I put one foot in front of the other--keep moving--stay on the path---DO NOT GIVE UP---You CAN do this! He insisted I take a chance--a chance that life would still be joyful--a chance that He would use me--a chance in seeing the blessings. He did not expect me to do it alone--He held me up--grabbed my hand---reminded me-- I am with you--I have your back--I've got you--I am holding on to you---He gave me the courage and pulled me out of the corner---He insisted I keep trying---He soothed my fears- and here I am today--
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.