I bet you jumped - at least once. You know, the time you took that big risk - the real big one. The time you said 'yes' - even when you should have said 'no'. That investment you made - and shouldn't have. Your first house. Your first car. Your first love. When you became a Christian. Or, when you told God you were done - with Him - because He didn't come through for you.
You Jumped. And it felt good. Then maybe it felt bad.
Have you jumped lateley?
When Dagen jumped off this wall Friday - this statue of "Mr. Baylor"- it was in effect, a symbol of beginning something new. I don't know how he does it, but he always seems to be on the cusp of something unimaginable - and he's always animated. Just when I think he can't possibly do this next thing, he does, he pulls it off. Then, just when I think he's got this other thing all wired-up tight - he doesn't. He's usually in tune with God - he has a close walk - very close. The thing is, he still trusts, no matter what. Good news or bad - he's leaving it to God who knows what he needs - who sees the bigger picture - who wants the best for him - the REAL best. This approach to life takes courage - real courage. It's what makes us so proud of Dagen - the master.
When God says no, and kicks you around a little, just to show you who is boss - it's what you do then that counts. Nothing else counts. The way you react, tells God what you're made of - who you really belong to. You may say - "hey, a loving God wouldn't kick me around" - ummmmm, ya, he would, he does. The single most complex theological quandary out there is the "why God, why??" question. It's when he nudges that you flinch and sometimes coward back, and run like a rabbit, or you want to hit back.
His question to you is: "Who do you trust - tell me - WHO - and tell me now"?!
We all have questions, and always will. We've all been there - you may be there now. You can pull-up, the plane doesn't have to crash. It's never too late to begin trusting Him - and jumping off again - in the right direction - toward Him.
Where are you headed now - what are you doing next? Is it time now to jump, and to start trusting something bigger and better than yourself (ie JC!).
Just something to think about - I am. Has nothing really to do with Dagen's spectacular performance over the last 4 years at Baylor - but still - good to think about.
Oh, and Congratulations Dagen!! YOU DID IT.