A weekly link-up with Kate Motaung who gives the word prompt and signals GO, followed by a group of word-hungry bloggers, free writing for 5 minutes. Yep, that’s our 5-minute Friday. This weeks prompt is ‘try’. GO!
“Try it, it’s good.”
“Try it, you’ll like it.”
“Just give it a try.”
“You have to just try a bite or you don’t get desert.”
I’ve heard my daughter negotiate with the granddaughter for the better part of five years. She’s been a stubborn eater, not willing to try new things that weren’t covered in chocolate or sugar. When you think about it, she might have a point 😉
It was equally challenging to get the granddaughter to put her face in the water in swim lessons or to try to float on her back. With her mother, a certified train the trainer lifeguard, at her side, her fears remained.
I don’t remember if I was a picky eater as a kid but I still can’t snorkel or like to have my feet on the shifting sand of ocean I can’t see. I can’t get the breathing right of the snorkel thing and that scares me and it only takes one sighting of a stingray or jelly fish close to shore to make my steps cautious and shallow.
The ‘what if’s’ have stopped many a try.
What if I fail?
What if I look stupid?
What if others laugh?
To fail is to never try at all.
To never step out of our comfort zone is to not trust God to be who he says he is.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8
To never try is to never risk and to never risk is to never love.