Perry Noble, Senior Pastor of NewSpring Church, gave a very challenging and inspiring message at Unleash last year. The points that he made were spot on. His second point “Perhaps,” he took from verse 6 in 1st Samuel that says “Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” (1 Samuel 14:6 NIV84)
One of the greatest moves of God in the Old Testament was because Jonathan stepped out in faith on only a “Perhaps.” Too many times today we are held back from doing great things for God because we want to understand and strategize what God is going to do. The wisest man that ever lived, Solomon, wrote in Proverbs 3:5-6 that we need to trust in God and lean not on our own understanding. We try to figure out an infinite God with our finite minds. Instead we need to step out in faith and trust that God has great things in store for us.
Peter would have never walked on water if he tried to understand why Jesus was calling him out of the boat. Peter stepped out on a “Perhaps” and ended up doing the impossible. Noah would have never saved his life and his families lives if he had never built the ark. Noah stepped out on a “Perhaps,” even though it hadn’t rained before, and ended up saving the human race. Abraham would have never been blessed by God and would have never became the father of many nations if he tried to understand where God was leading him. Abraham stepped out on a “Perhaps” and now he is referred to as the father of the faith.
So what “Perhaps” do you need to step out on? The greatest move of God in your live depends upon it. Don’t try to strategize or understand anymore. Do it, heart and soul, and watch God move mightily on your behalf.