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.


Posted on June 22, 2012, in Five Minute Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello Jenn in a blog! I’m sitting here in Peru (yes, the country) of all places chuckling at how God does things. I dared to post my first 5 minute Friday just now and like a good girl followed the rules to visit the person in front of me and found myself here. And of all the people in all the world who read Lisa-Jo’s blog I think it’s pretty funny that I’m the one behind you and I happen to be from Fresno so when you say you dared to hike Half Dome??? I know what you are talking about and can say WOW that is totally awesome and you go girl!!!!! I have friends and a hubby that have done it but I never dared. I like the look of it from the bottom. : )

    I’ve also never considered myself a risk-taker but rather a lover of the comfort zone and the routine and the normal. Yet God is not and has called me out of all that I loved and we are now missionaries in Peru – left Fresno just over 6 months ago – so I find that even those of us who think we aren’t risk-takers just might be after all if we’ll keep following the One who knows better.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I am proud of you for joining something new and meeting new people. Talking to you about this earlier makes me want to step out and take the same risk. by the way glad your back to blogging

    • I have enjoyed getting back to it – Of course, Five Minutes of Just pure Jenn is not stressful. I am trying to figure out which of the two blogs to post on. Maybe I should try to merge them. I have this weird desire for people to read, but don’t really have a way to get out there. I love when people make comments; I know they are reading…is that selfish?

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