- Lisa Betz
Dare to Leap!
Have you ever felt like God was leading you into something new? It feels uncertain, a bit unsettling and sometimes down right scary. It can challenge us to reach beyond ourselves and to allow Him to have the reign and rule in our lives in ways that are sometimes not too comfortable. Let me assure you that is exactly how He wants it. He wants us to step out of our comfort zones, to trust that He will be the source we need in the face of a new season, a new job, a new ministry or any other time of transition we may face. I have talked with so many people who are in this time right now. All of them have been somewhat dumbfounded that God would call them to the new thing they are staring at. All feel unprepared and uncertain. All feel unsure of how they will ever be able to do it. The good news is that we don't have to. All we need to do is take the leap. We don't need to worry about where we land, how far the jump is, we don't need the details in triplicate we only need to know that He has gone before us. He will be the one who strengthens our legs for the jump. He will be the one who gives us every word, every idea, everything we could ever need.
Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen." Our human nature is to want to see the entire path, to know where each footstep is going to fall. We want to know when, and how we will take every step and where the destination will be. Walking with God isn't like that. We can not even think or imagine the plans He has and that is why He asks us just to trust. Trust that He knows each step, each place in the journey. 1 Corinthians 2:9 sums it best "But it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear hear, Nor have entered in the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
Jeremiah 17:7 tells us, "Blessed in the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the LORD". Instead of looking at the journey or the jump let us turn our eyes on Him. When we are confronted with concerns let's remember Psalm 56:3 and say "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you"
When we know the heart of the One who is asking we will let go of those things that tie us to the past, that tie us to how things used to be and we will boldly leap knowing that our good good Father is there on the other side to catch us. It is His wind that carries us easily over the precipice and onto sure footing in what He has called us to do. Dare to believe He is for you, Dare to believe that He will not let you fall, Dare to believe that no matter what, the leap will be worth it. Dare to leap!