Monday, December 1, 2008

Leap of Faith

The skier in the photograph obviously has quite a bit of experience on skis. Or else he’s a novice who’s one nanosecond from a major panic attack. It takes huge doses of confidence or courage to strap skis on your feet and push off down a mountainside. Ideally, it takes many hours of training and preparation.

There is no how-to manual for life. We learn on the job, so to speak. We prepare ourselves as best we can, within the limits of our human understanding and knowledge. But things don’t always turn out like we planned. Moses was groomed to be a pharaoh but God called him to lead the Israelites out of bondage. Moses protested that he was unsuited for the position but God overcame all his objections. And Moses led the Israelites to the promised land.

We don’t see ourselves as God sees us. We may think we’re unsuited for the plan he has for us. We may protest out of fear of failure but we need to remember that God makes no mistakes. If he chooses you for a particular task, he knows that you can succeed. Never let fear make your decisions or hinder your growth. When God nudges you to do a work for him, take that leap of faith.

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?” (Isaiah 43:19a).

By Hazel King
Copyright 2008

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