Five Minute Friday: Risk
The Gypsy Mama shares this great idea to write every Friday for 5 minutes on a topic.
Want to take five minutes with me and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
I am generally speaking, not a risk taker. I do everything I can to stay in my comfort zone. I never really imagine myself doing the daring thing. Just let me sit back and watch…better yet, I will remove myself from watching. I don’t necessarily see this as a bad thing. However, in the past year I have done some risky things. I put myself out there to hike up Half Dome in Yosemite last September. I made it out of there alive…and actually would risk doing it again.
The most recent risk was meeting new people. I have grown up in the same 15 mile radius for my entire life and have become acquainted with the same people. But I heard of a recent Bible study in the book Forgotten God by Francis Chan and decided I would join. I knew no one…very risky to put myself out there. But I actually really enjoyed meeting the new people. Learned something about myself: that I can step out of the comfort of my normal routine and take advantage of some great people of faith. I also learned that I can contribute; I can speak up and take a risk of being wrong at times, but often able to help others learn and grow themselves.