On a recent vacation, I was faced with two choices: jump or stay stuck. I eventually chose to jump but the internal dialogue that I had within myself shed light on my ability to trust. As always our loving Father NEVER misses an opportunity to teach us His life lessons. There I was just having completed a major feat for me in zip lining! The joy of gliding in the air right next to the trees was simply exhilarating. As I wrapped up my adventure, the next step was to then drop down to the lower level from the platform that I just landed on. I was still safely tethered and all that I needed to do was to be lowered down. One would think this to be the “easy” part, but not for me. There was no way I was dropping ALL the way down there, no way. One look down below and I had made up my mind. I even asked the poor guy could I just walk down? Surely, there were a set of steps somewhere. He said no and went on to explain that I would be fine and there was someone who was waiting there ready to catch me. Still unmoved and not quite convinced, I asked him if I could sit down and then slide off? And that’s exactly what I did, with eyes closed, I scooted off that platform and dropped down. And there he was, that someone who was waiting for me, able and fully capable to attend to me. Isn’t this what faith and trust can sometimes look like in our faithwalk? There are times when God is leading you somewhere and you cannot quite see the path. You don’t even understand His plan. He may have called you at a time in your life where quite honestly, you are comfortable right where you are. Remember the story of Abraham? Read along:
The Lord said to Abram,
“Leave your land,
and your father’s home.
Go to the land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation,
I will bless you.
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you, I will curse.
Through you every family on earth will be blessed.”
4 So Abram left, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran. Genesis 12: 1-4
A place that was not known to Abraham. The reality of leaving all that was familiar. Many promises from a faithful God and a heart of obedience prompted Abraham to follow and obey. You see, the jump was filled with too many uncertainties even after a successful run at zip lining. Would I hurt myself upon landing? Was the rope really secure? Yes, all valid things to ponder when dealing with man made things. But the pondering should stop when we are following God. He can never lie, hurt you, deceive you or mislead you. Where He leads you is sure to be full of promises. What He is calling you to do has a divine purpose to it and it is a part of His Masterful plan. “God didn’t give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment.” 2 Timothy 1:7
No condemnation is upon you if you find yourself being stuck because of fear. Simpy spend some time in prayer and share with God all that you are feeling, He already knows. Allow Him to soothe your heart. Let Him in so that you can begin the process of letting go and trusting Him wholeheartedly. Perhaps you are reading this because God has declared that now is the time for you to “jump” into His plans. He is waiting there for you. He is able. He is full of love and He is ready for you to move in accordance with what He is already doing. Let go and jump.