Sometimes taking a leap of faith can be the hardest thing we can try to do in life. So many questions can clog up our brain. How is this supposed to work? Why am I supposed to take this leap? When is the right time? What if I fail? So many questions can instantly quench our faith and produce fear and insecurity.
If it is directions from God, then it can be even harder. We may ask ourselves. Did I really hear God’s voice? We may ask, God are you sure? What will other people of me and my decisions? Or even ask, what if I am wrong and didn’t really hear God to begin with.
Well, I guess that is why it is a leap of faith. If we knew all of those answers then faith would not be required. Sometimes to get to the next level, our only choice is faith. To pray, ask God, and then jump into the deep end, into the unknown, hoping for the courage to carry on and for the end result. I have been at this point many times in life. When my hubby and I started a family. When we decided to homeschool our children. When we started a business. All of those “leaps” required faith and God has been faithful. So why do I make it so hard?
I think we make it so hard, because we like to be in control. We like to have the answers. We like our warm and fuzzy comfort zone. But if you are like me, all of the best things in my life came with a price. They came with a required leap of faith. But even though that is the case and God has been faithful. It is still really hard to leap, to follow my dreams, and to follow the vision that God has given me for my life. I feel like the obstacles are great and the risk is high. But yet, the reward is beyond measure. So what is a girl to do? What will you do when God asks you to leap?
If I want what God has, then I must leap. Maybe I will count it down 3, 2, 1… But most likely I will pray for courage. I will pray for God to surround me with people of encouragement. I will remember Hebrews 11, verse 1, because I really want the things I cannot see. And most importantly, I will ask God to hold my hand and to catch me when I fall. He is faithful and His word does not return void.
God in me has made me bold… so God, I trust you. I will follow you to the ends of the world.
So friends, this is my heart. If you are in a place where you need to take a leap, know you are not alone. Be Blessed my friends
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.