Just Jump


A few years ago, I was visiting Mama in the rehabilitation facility. During her last months, I saw her often. She didn't really participate in the activities with the other seniors and sick and shut-in. Most days, when she ate it was in her room. This day, the nurse and I convinced Mama to sit in the dining room. I wheeled her down and we sat at a table with a lovely couple. The woman was there visiting her husband. Of what illness, injury, or surgery he was recovering from I don't remember. 

This couple told me about how they met and fell in love. They shared how they both worked for Detroit Edison for decades. You could tell that though every day was not easy like Sunday morning, they loved each other and that was worth the headaches. You could tell that love is what kept them together even in golden years and sickness.

The husband asked a few questions about my family and myself, while the wife reminded him not to be too invasive. I always know I reserve the right to not answer personal questions, but I enjoy good conversation. He asked me if I was married. I assured him I was not. At the time, I wasn't dating nor even entertaining any gentleman caller. I told him, "I'm not ready for that!" 

He made me think when he said something like, "You can never really be ready until you do it." He told me how when he and his wife were married he wasn't what we call ready, but it was his best decision. He jumped. 

Now, this isn't to subliminally tell you to go marry your partner or anything like that. Preparation is real and is key. This is to say that when we enter into new levels, we are often not ready. We must rely on what we learned to prepare us to just jump!

While you're courting a person then enter a relationship with that person, you learn at each step. What is shared and what grows in that relationship will prepare you for the ultimate goal of marriage. If you don't jump, you'll never get there, will you?

When you are being vetted for a new, challenging position, of course it is not expected for you to just coast but you can utilize your knowledge base from your previous position. We know you'll be in over your head, but you learn how to swim. Just jump! 

Have faith in what was placed inside of you, in Who qualified you in the first place, in Who gave you the vision, in Who blessed you with the one to share your life with! Just jump and let Him take care of the rest. If He ordained it, whatever the "it" is, it will come to pass. If it is not, then He will show you what to jump into; all you have to do is listen and be willing to get to your destiny! If you wait to be ready, you'll be waiting forever.

Be planted but also stay light on your feet and ready to jump! That'll make sense later. 

If no one has shown you today, I love you but God loves you better. 

Be blessed.

-K.T.B. 


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