Lately I am finding that I am living by faith. You know the days…
The ones where you are not quite sure where life is heading. Cannot see where it will even take you. Not liking where you find yourself. Unable to change a thing as He has not yet given directions.
The phrase, “leap of faith” keeps going through my head.
Leap, as defined by dictionary.com is “to spring through the air from one point or position to another”. The thing is when we add faith into that leap, we usually have no idea where we are springing or where we will land. Basically we are moving into the unknown. If we are honest, that can be frightening.
So let’s talk about leaping…..
My dad owned a Chevy Impala for years. On the hood, it had an emblem of the animal species that I always found to be fascinating. Since that time, I have discovered that the impala has the ability to jump over ten feet high. It also can leap over thirty feet (facts come from onekind.org). But here is the weirdest thing about them…..they can easily be contained in a zoo by a three foot wall. They have the ability to leap and jump over the enclosure but choose not to. They do not even attempt to escape. Want to know why?
The impala will only leap and jump when it can see where it will land.
Or to word it another way, while they have this amazing ability to leap and jump to unbelievable heights, they do not possess the ability to take a “leap of faith”.
And so they remain limited by what their eyes can and cannot see.
I have discovered I do not want to live like the impala. I want to live by faith. Taking leaps of faith.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it give us assurance about things we cannot see. (Hebrews 11:1 NLT)
Faith is taking God at His Word. Believing that if He said it, He will be faithful to do it. In that same chapter of Hebrews, the writer put it this way regarding Sarah, “She believed that God would keep His promise” (verse 11b). In writing about Moses, he says, “He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible (verse 27). They each had to believe that God would be true to His Word. Every one mentioned in the faith chapter of Hebrews 11 was required to take the leap.
The leap of faith.
Much like the impala, God has placed in us the wonderful ability to leap. May we take the leap even if we cannot see where we will land for we will always land exactly where He intended.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. (Corrie ten Boom)
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