That tug. You know. Like a little lasso wrapped around your heart. A pulling. Persistently drawing you closer to the edge. Beckoning, Enticing you to step on up, captivating you with an intense, burning desire to peer over the edge of your personal precipice. A not so formal invitation to take a deep breath and just
But instead you pause. You hover. Stuck somewhere between a desperate need to go and an intense fear of falling. A fear of failing. The grip of worry about the unknown, weariness of unchartered territory tumbling about in your head. The call upon your soul may be alluring, but there seems to be so many distractions holding you back. They chain you down, locking you up, preventing you from taking that leap, that special JUMP.
The chains are made of worries, doubts and the comfort of familiarity. There are voices battling for space in your head, waging war for control. Sometimes it is hard to decipher between the good, and what is trying to lead you astray. It is a war of the mind, and the more intense the battle, the more frightening but possibly rewarding the JUMP.
You look over the edge and the implications seem dizzying, staggering, the descent frightening, the JUMP impossible.
You already know what you want to do or you would have turned around and crawled back to safety. You know this, or you probably wouldn’t still be reading this. You would have scrolled right past, moved on to other distractions meant to deter you from your destiny, these words fading faster than a falling star, as fleeting as a forgotten wish. Yet, you are still here, reading on, forging ahead, wondering if now is the time, if now is your time, to make a move, to go ahead and just JUMP.
So how do you know? You listen. You go somewhere quiet and talk to God. You shut out the world and pour out your heart and open your ears. Or, you look around. You get out of your head, perhaps even out of your house, voyage out into the great wide world and open your eyes to all the beauty that surrounds you, from an iridescent dragonfly to the soft fluff of a dandelion floating on a breeze. The God of creation wasn’t afraid to make us, or make this world, and we are created in His image, created to pursue His will for us, to create, to help, to give, and to take gigantic leaps of faith and to be ready to JUMP when He says JUMP. Would any of this be possible without the boldness of God to begin something new?
Haven’t you heard that all things, even those beyond our imagining are possible for us through Him? (Ephesians 3:20)
Haven’t you been told that He strengthens us to do all things through Him? (Philippians 4:13)
Don’t you know that He wants to fulfill your Godly desires? (Psalms 37:4)
That you can move mountains with faith? (Matthew 21:21)
So what are you afraid of? Failure? He can even use that for your good! (Romans 8:28)
Are you worried about heading in the wrong direction? Listen to Him and He will guide you. (Proverbs 3:6)
And if you were looking for encouragement perhaps read these words (Jeremiah 29:11).
I’m not sure what you want to do. Whether you want to feed a stranger, start that new business venture, buy a van to travel around and see God’s glory and maybe even save some souls along the way, build a treehouse in the middle of nowhere to get away from the trouble and noise of this world, or perhaps even open your heart to Jesus for the first time in your life? Just do it. If you feel God pulling you friend, I say go ahead and make a
Do not be afraid, He is with you. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Be brave, be bold, have faith.
As always, God bless and much love,
Nay ~ humble girl
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“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
“Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.”
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
“in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.””