When I was a little girl in the back of my house there was a wall about 5 ft. tall that had been build around our property line to separate the homes. I had devised a way to climb up and sit on it, but the only way down was to jump – something that took courage. I’d invite other little girls and sometimes boys to my house to play. One of the ways I decided if I wanted to play with them again was whether or not they’d climb the wall and then be brave enough to jump off.

As a woman working in business world and one that has a deep faith, approaching tough situations like contract negotiations, employee conflicts, and financial stress is always a challenge. It requires often “jumping off the wall” courage – Godly courage. It means I have to be willing to place myself into difficult situations and the unknown. Life is full of high walls but God’s given you a spirit of power, love and self-discipline – jumping off the wall courage. You aren’t alone so take a leap of faith with Him. II Timothy 1:7 says, “ For the Spirit that God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Start 2017 jumping off a wall. Is there someone in your life that can pray with you about that wall of fear you’re sitting on? Invite a friend over and see if they need prayer about a wall their sitting on.

THEN… jump with the joy of Jesus!