My little boy likes to jump. From the time he figured out what it was like to jump, he has never stopped.
Height is not an issue. He will take the jump and just trust that I will catch him. If I am not ready, he is going to jump anyway. He expects that I will catch him. Every time. There is never a time that he does not expect me to catch him.
Children are very trusting. They just automatically trust you. They don’t even know that there is an option not to trust you.
Honestly, this is how faith works. We are to trust God in all areas of our lives like a little boy trusts his daddy. I am not perfect. You are not perfect. There will come a time where your child trusts you to do something and you fail.
Ephesians 2:10 says, For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
If you look at this verse, if you are a disciple, God has prepared works for you to accomplish before you were ever born. In fact, he prepared these works for you before He created the world.
Now it makes sense to believe that if God has prepared these works for you to accomplish, then He will be faithful to use you to complete these works and He will never leave you in the process.
So what is it that keeps you from completely trusting God? Fear.
Fear of what?
- Fear of the unknown
- Fear of not being in total control
- Fear of being left behind
- Fear of…..
Fear is crippling. If you embrace fear, you will never do anything.
There is great freedom in relinquishing all control to God. When you are not worried or stressed about how things are going to work or how the circumstances are going to fold out, you are unleashed to trust God in a way that you never have before.
I must tell you this. This is not a tip toe decision. This is not a trying to peek around the corner to see what you can’t see yet decision.
Like my little boy who not only trusts that I will catch him when he jumps, he expects me to catch him.
Don’t stay locked in your past.
Don’t embrace fear.
Run as fast as you can to your Heavenly Father.
Take the jump.
He will catch you.