Have you ever imagined what it would feel like to skydive or bungee jump? Maybe you’ve participated in one or maybe both of these activities or maybe like me, you’ve give a hard ‘pass’ on them. Either way, you know that the mere thought of free-falling can make your heart pound like a bass drum and your stomach lurch and churn. Taking a leap of faith can feel much like that.
Abandoning the comfortable and familiar will often stir up emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety and panic to giddiness. Little seeds of doubt can spring up like weeds and overwhelm you when you least expect it. “Change is good”, people say. “Just do it”, Nike tells us. But stepping out in faith is going to require more than platitudes and catch-phrases. It’s going to require surrendering to that tug in your spirit that’s telling you that you were created for so much more.
There is a divine assignment on your life that God wants to birth out in THIS season.
Yes, NOW. In the midst of what appears to be utter chaos is when God does His best work. The Bible tell us in 2 Corinthians 4:7 that “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.” (NKJV) Many of us can’t begin to fathom the magnitude of all that God has placed inside us, yet it’s there; waiting to be discovered. Our greatest of these treasures is Christ Jesus, our Living Hope, our Mediator, our Rock, and our Redeemer. And that’s just the beginning!
I know with everything going on around us, it’s tempting to put our dreams and goals on hold, but now is not the time to withdraw into our little shells, but to step out and step up to the plate. To step up our vision, step up our faith, step up our courage and step up our determination. It’s time to break old patterns and abolish the limitations we’ve put on ourselves.
I challenge you to make the most of this time.
I know it seems scary, but don’t let fear paralyze you. Philippians 4:13 reminds us that we can “do all things through Christ who gives us strength”(NKJV). Think of all the things you said you’d do if you had more time: become a more present parent, start that business plan, write that book, embark on a fitness plan. This crisis has presented us with the opportunity to do the things that the busyness of life as we knew it, distracted us from. God promised in 1 Corinthians 2:9 that “eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.” God has you on His mind today and He wants to do wondrous things with your life. So go ahead. Jump. God’s got you.
This post was written by Kingdom Publishing author Felisa B. Jack. She is the author of the memoir, Pursued: A Testimony of God’s Relentless Love and is a contributor in the book God Met Me Here. She has a special compassion and annointing to help women who are hurting; specifically those who have experienced domestic violence. She is available for speaking and preaching engagements. Connect with her on Facebook @PRECS2HM.