My blogging friend Ceil posted this--and the wheels started spinning.

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,


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. 
Deuteronomy 31:6


  1. Yeah! Let's go for it! And that usually involves casting some kind of fear aside ...

    1. Absolutely, Linda. Satan desires for us to live our lives in fear---NOT ME--I am stepping out in courage!

  2. Yet another wonderful post and a wonderful lesson. God is there, waiting for everyone to take a chance. To step out in blind Faith and to love and trust Him. Dare we take that chance which changes our lives for eternity?

    What's the point having a Leader who walks on water, if we're not prepared to follow Him.

    God bless.

    1. WELL SAID, Victor!
      Blessings to you, Friend!

  3. Well..thank you dear friend..Let me tell husband gets a kick out of this..they (the college) call me, "Displaced Homemaker" --how amusing is that? But, in hindsight, that is what I am..and middle aged to boot. I am not scared or frightened by the aspect of going back to school, if anything, exhilaration is the word. One has to have Faith..taking that leap of Faith is another story that many people can not do. Great post..Another great thought provoking post. Blessings

    1. Displaced would assume you first had a place in the home--and then should you be replaced into the work force--wait if you are replaced--then that would mean some one took your place---OH DEAR LINDA---I think you do not have a place anymore--according to the great minds of those enshrined in the World of Academia!


Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!