Overcome Day 10: Take the Leap
Read: Hebrews 11 and 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
A few years ago I went with a friend of mine on his boat to enjoy a local lake. At this particular lake that we went to there was about a 30ft cliff that you could go to in order to jump off of into the lake. My friend and everyone that was with us wanted to go and jump off the cliff. When we got to the cliff, there was already a group of people jumping off of it. Now you might have experienced this before and you can probably relate to what I’m about to say, when other people are jumping off of a cliff it looks really fun and exciting and when you’re looking down from the bottom the cliff doesn’t look so high up, but when you get to the top and look down it looks as if you’re standing on top of the Empire State building. So when it was my turn and I got to the top and looked down, I got a little bit nervous and afraid. But after seeing a couple of my friends jump off I took a couple steps back, got a running start, and took the leap.
Some of you reading this feel the same way I did when I stood on top of that cliff looking down. You’re nervous. You’re afraid. You’re contemplating thoughts like “What if I take the risk and I fail? What if I fall flat on my face? What if I get hurt again?” You’re allowing fear to overcome you’re faith. You’re allowing past failures to trump God’s faithfulness. You’re allowing your regrets to keep you from taking risks.
The truth is once I took that initial first leap of faith off of the cliff and experienced the joy and excitement that came with it, I wanted to go back and jump off again and again. The same holds true for you in your life. Once you take that first initial leap and experience the faithfulness of God, you will want to take another leap, take another jump, take another risk, and take another step of faith again and again.
What is holding you back from taking that leap of faith? Are you living in fear or are you living in faith? Are you allowing past failures keep you from experiencing God’s faithfulness?
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