Five Minute Friday: Jump

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire.

The prompt this week is: Jump




“Go ahead and jump” – an old Van Halen song from the past. I have no idea what the rest of the lyrics of the song are – or what the intent is. However, I have used that phrase to encourage myself to move ahead with something – particularly when it scary or I’m hesitant.

Jumping in with both feet tends to mean a little shock – like going in the pool when you know it’s going to be cold. It also means giving yourself fully.



There is an old joke about a hen and a pig giving themselves for the farmer’s breakfast. The hen was involved, the pig was fully committed. That’s what I want to be – fully committed, not just involved – when it comes to my faith and sharing and reflecting the love of Jesus. I want to reflect Him, not give a distorted image.

This means jumping – being fully committed; fully engaged.