Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith
True confession time. I’ve been struggling a bit, wallowing in my insecurities, longing for clear direction, feeling down… retreating into my carefully defined comfort zone. Satan has been whispering in my ear, reminding me of my failures, questioning what God has shown me and distracting me from following hard after Jesus. It is easy to find my way here. My internal GPS has stored this spot and naturally heads this direction – retreat, recoil, withdraw. It is a place where I focus on the here and now, where I just get through the day, where faith is not needed. I know better. God has shown me better. He has taken me into the valley and then carried me to the mountaintop. I have experienced the low and I have experienced the Almighty Most High! He has revealed to me that He has a plan for me. He has called my name and I no longer want to wander deep inside my comfort zone. No. I want to leap into the plan He has for me.
How about you? Have you taken the leap or are you wandering - walking round and round in circles filled with doubt and uncertainty. Do you know that God has more for you, more for you to do, more for you to become – yet, you stay on the same path leading you to where you have already been?
So many years ago, God gave me a verse. It has since been deemed my life verse. I wish there was enough time and words to tell you how He has used this verse in my life over and over and over and over again. Well, it showed up again a few days ago. There was a series of things that happened that left me clearly knowing God was compelling me back to the path He has for me. My old path is deeply rutted and cleared of anything that would hinder me from running down it. It is filled with people, so many people. I love people! It is comfortable to go along with the crowd. But that is not God’s path or plan for me or you. His path is hard. It requires a clearing of debris. It is quiet and few are travelling this way. Some days it feels lonely, so lonely. Yet, He is always there – leading us, guiding us, reminding us that we are not alone.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
In verse 28 it says, “Pam! Have you not known? Have you not heard?” (I added the Pam part in case you were confused.) Each time I read this I hear the sarcasm. Don’t you know God wants to smack us on the back of the head sometimes and shout ‘what is wrong with you people?’. Then He reminds us who He is “The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth”. Reading this makes me feel so silly. What have I been thinking? Why have I been wallowing? THE CREATOR of the UNIVERSE has a plan for me. He has a plan for you. But here is our reality. We will never mount up on wings as eagles until we first leap.
Our leap begins when we place all our trust, our confident expectation in Him. He is not asking for passive belief – He is requiring activated hope. The words mount up, run, walk all depict the spiritual growth, the transformation that this type of faith will bring. You see when we believe, truly believe on Him with all our being, we won’t leap filled with fear, afraid of the fall. We will leap in His power, feeling the strength of these wings, carrying us up to soar to new heights we could have never imagined.
He has more for us, so much more, when we give Him more of us. Let’s live out Isaiah 40:31. Let’s take a leap of faith! Let’s leap into His plan and walk His path for us. To gain our eagle wings, let’s learn to leap!
Note from Pam:
Where are all my leapers? Let me hear from you. Is God calling you back to Him? Ready to grow your relationship with Jesus to a place of intimacy? Been living a life of fear instead of leaping into your faith in Him? We can do this. Connect with me and let's leap into the plan God has for each of us! Leap and learn to fly on wings as eagles. Leap!