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Friday, June 22, 2012


Yay for Friday!!

Time for the kind of writing where you open up your thoughts and let them all spill out on the page screen.

No editing. No overthinking. Just let it spill out, and see what you get.

The thing that makes it fun is that you can only write for 5 minutes. No cheating! ;)

So let's see what you've got bottled up in that head of yours. Join the ever-growing group over at Lisa-Jo's place.

Link up and make sure you take the time to visit a couple of posts before yours and extend them some comment grace. It's all about encouragement. We can all use some of that, right?

Today's prompt......Risk.

I’m not a risky kind of girl.

I like safe.

I like plans and schedules, and knowing what comes next.

I’m not an introvert, but not quite an extrovert. That’s possible, right?

I like things calm.

I don’t like confrontation.

I like making people happy. Making others comfortable. Doing for others. Bringing Joy to others.

I have a servant heart, but I could also be labeled as a “Good Girl”. Thanks Emily!

But then God comes along.

He comes along with His nudges.

With His assignments.

He comes along asking me to tell share some words with someone. This someone is far wiser than me….how could they possibly need to hear anything that I have to say?


He asks me to go and visit with someone that I don‘t know from Adam‘s house cat. WHAT!?! What do I say? How do I introduce myself? I am so not good at conversation starters. What do I do, walk up, knock, and say, “Hi, You don’t know who I am, but God does and He sent me to visit with you.” (Insert door slammed in face).


He asks me to take a meal to someone.

Now on the surface this sounds easy enough. However, I’ve actually experienced this nudge, and the person He called me to deliver the meal to was not sick, no one had died, they weren’t struggling financially….nothing. So you see my dilemma. I offered all of these excuses to God, and He told me in His most stern get-going-and-do-it-already voice, “Just take the meal”.


So, I did. I let the family know that I would be bringing a meal so that they won’t plan anything for supper that night. The first thing out of their mouth was…”Why?” I’m sure the look on my face was priceless…where’s a hidden camera when you need one. So I said the only thing I could have said….”Because God told me to.” ….to which they said….”Oh!”

Never found out why they needed that meal. Probably never will.

In the end, the risk was worth it.

What looks like risk to us is always a perfect plan to Him.


  1. Excellent post! Way to follow God's prompting and take a risk!! I know sometimes when God does that with me I have a little debate going with Him on why I can't do that. Guess what...He always wins in the end!!

    1. So glad you stopped by! I can see God rolling His eyes at me when I offer up all my excuses. :)

  2. I love the post! And I know that nudge...

    1. Thanks! I love it when people can relate!

  3. Tracey,
    I was already following your blog as a subscriber, but just LOVED your blessing in the form of comments on my blog. Thanks for FMFing, and thanks for stopping by...I hope you'll come again soon. And finally, my godson's name is Joshua, so for you to describe me as having some "Joshua-type courage" just made my day!
    Peace and good to you.

  4. Thanks Chelle! I love when I cross paths with my blog friends in other places.
    How cool that his name is Joshua! God planned that just for you today. :)