To jump or not to jump…
Have you ever been at a point in life where you stood on the cusp of something new? Something that would take your life in a completely different direction? You knew God wanted to use you in ways you’ve never imagined, but fear held you back.
Imagine standing on the roof of one building and God standing on the roof of another. He’s beckoning you to come to Him. He wants you to trust Him and make the jump. You’re paralyzed with fear because all you see is open space between you and God. What if you fall? How are you going to get to the other side?
I love the story of Mary, mother of Jesus. She was an ordinary girl – nothing particularly special about her (at least not in man’s eyes) – yet, God used her for such an extraordinary thing. When the angel of God told her what God had planned for her, did she refuse? No. Did she run away in fear? Nope. She said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.” What a brave and powerful statement for such a young girl. I wonder what was going through her mind. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say she was frightened, especially since she was so young. Yet, she was brave enough to trust God completely and allow Him to use her in a major way. We can learn a lot from this young girl. I so want her bravery!
Let’s return to the roof, shall we?
Remember, you’re on one building and God is on the other, telling you to come to Him. You have two choices: refuse or go. You can refuse to take the risk and remain safe in your own little world. Yes, you’d be safe, but would you really be happy? Or, you can go to God and take a chance. You’d still be safe. But you’d also get to experience happiness and true joy. There is open space between you, but all you have to do is focus on Him. As you take each step, His hand will hold you up.
Each time I’m faced with such this type of decision, I choose God. I’ll always choose God. I’ll say, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.” It’s not always easy, but I do end up choosing to go where He wants me to go. He hasn’t let me down. He’ll never let me down. I’ve asked God to make the rest of my life into an adventure in Him. And boy is He doing just that!
To jump or not to jump…which one will you choose?
Hugs and love,