Tom has been listening to some fabulous talks lately~ and I am the happy recipient of the gleanings thereof. This morning he shared the following story with me which John C. Maxwell, related in a podcast about being stretched by the Lord:
J.F. Kennedy relates that when his grandfather was growing up in Ireland he and his friends would walk past very tall stone walls on their way to and from school each day. As little boys are prone to do, they would challenge each other to climb the walls (some of which were as much as 10-12' tall).
One day J.F.K.'s grandfather decided to toss his cap over a particularly tall wall. He knew that he dared not return home without his cap. Once his cap was over the wall, he was sure that he would have to climb and retrieve it before heading home for supper.
Thus began the phrase among his friends, "throwing the cap over the wall."
Are there areas in your life in which you need to "throw your cap over the wall" in order to commit yourself to do what you already know the Lord is calling you to do?
Let's toss that cap, what do you say?
top photo: stock photo, bottom, my favorite gardening hat and apples from our apple tree......