5 Minute Friday – Dive


My feet are there, curled, toes finding purchase on the edge of a cliff. 

I had spent so much time running.  So much time with fear wrapped tight around my heart.  Strangling my faith, suffocating my dreams.

My breath heaved in huge gulps as my lungs, my soul tried to find the oxygen that it needed, craved.   And so there I stood staring wide-eyed into wonder and I wondered what on earth I was waiting for.

I was dared this week.  Dared to dream and dream big – BIG God-sized dreams.  And it was like someone flipped the switch  – just turned on the lights and illuminated the joy that I had been fostering, sheltering for the past year.

So, there I stood with my toes barely touching ground and I took one. deep. breath and on the exhale I spoke them out loud – spoke them to my Creator the one who birthed my dreams, who chose my paths and every moment of my life.

My feet left the ground and the wind of His love and the unshakeable promise that He will never forsake me opened up into a deepening pool of grace and joy as I dove headlong into His purpose.

My favourite time of the week.  Linking up over at Lisa-Jo’s where souls are laid bare and bravery abounds for 5 uninterupted minutes. 


  1. Tonya,
    Yes. Beautiful…I was a little scared, but I was on that cliff with you, feeling rough stone against my feet. So glad you made the dive sister.
    Peace and good to you in Jesus’ name,

  2. May God respond to your faith in great ways!!!

  3. So good! It was great to chat with you on Twitter tonight… and I loved this post! It reminded me of when my daughter went cliff diving… and now I have to go back and read about your God Sized Dreams!

    • Actual cliff diving?? Wow that would be an experience wouldn’t it. And it was so lovely chatting with you last night too! Thank you so much for the warm welcome.

  4. Oh friend, so glad to be on this journey with you. Leaping.

    • Me too… me too! Finding you along my path – well – that was one of God’s blessings that I count as a joy every single day. {Hugs}

  5. You are the fourth blogger that I have read in the past couple of days that has written about God-sized dreams (I seem to follow all you ladies that are part of Holly’s team). I think He’s trying to tell me something. I got to thinking about it, I’ve been too scared to even THINK about God-sized dreams and even ponder what that really means. I know I definitely need direction in this area as I don’t even know where to start. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh that pool of grace…beautiful reminder that the dive can be gentle to our souls, not always the scary adventure we fear 🙂

  7. Wow… beautiful words Tonya! Let’s dive into His purpose together! 🙂

  8. These words right here, ” And it was like someone flipped the switch – just turned on the lights and illuminated the joy that I had been fostering, sheltering for the past year.” resonated loud and clear with me. Thank you for writing these words this morning. They remind me that so many of us walk this path together!

  9. BIG GOD-SIZED Dreams! I love it. I know what you mean to have spent so much time running. I am glad you took the dare and found that joy!

    • Nataline – it was so lovely to chat with a fellow newbie #FMFParty goer… what a lovely night – the hearts of women connecting – thank you so much for stopping by here.

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