Leap of Faith
You believe God called you to do something, but you can’t see how to get there from here. It may as well be a chasm you are standing at the edge of. The other side is impossibly distant. But the One who called You is the God of the impossible. If He said jump, would you trust Him enough to go for it? Would you take a leap of faith?
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.””
— Matthew 19:26 NLT
God Will Make a Way
When you give your life to Jesus, He not only becomes your Savior, but He is rightly your King. And at that moment of true conversion, you will do anything for Him. You desire for Him to make known to you what He wants to do with your life.
And when King Jesus reveals His will for your future, it is exciting and good, but rarely something you can accomplish in your own strength. Please understand, this is on purpose! He loves you enough to call you into deeper and deeper levels of trust.
This is because He is not only your Savior, and your King, but Jesus is your Friend. His commands are actually revelations of the Father’s heart, and invitations to join Him in His work.
“You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you. I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father.”
— John 15:14-15 TPT
So when Jesus commands you to do something, He will make a way for you. No matter how long it takes or how impossible it seems, don’t lose heart. You can rest assured that He wants it for you even more than you do, and He will help you accomplish it. Because He loves you and He desires you to join Him in His Father’s work.
From One Small Leap to Continually Bigger Leaps of Faith
Trinna and I have proved Him over and over. From small beginnings of giving Him the sin we thought we wanted to hold on to. To giving Him the filthy rags of our own accomplishments we thought were valuable. To giving Him back the calling He had given us because we were trying to do it in our own strength. Time after time, our Heavenly Father has shown us we can trust Him.
After four years of waiting, being refined, and doing our best to follow Him into the mission field of Rome, we had to let go again. We had to lay down the plans we had been working on, and all that we had told people we were going to do, cause God said our way was not how He wanted to accomplish His will for us.
“For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great.”
— Psalms 86:10-13a NLT
We’ve seen again and again that living according to His truth and not what we can see with our physical eyes makes room for Him to perform wonderful deeds. This is the leap of faith God is asking for, when we live for a kingdom we can’t perceive naturally (Hebrews 11).
Out on a Limb for God
My family went out on a limb for God, and it turns out we didn’t need to fear (shocker!). When we let go, we were pleasantly surprised that He was holding us, and He was happy to show Himself strong on our behalf. In awe and joy, we are watching His plans unfold in Rome (see our newsletters for more details).
So I’m here to tell you to take the leap of faith. Along with all of heaven, we will cheer you on. And if God is on your side…
But I know it is really challenging when you’re waiting and believing and doing your best to obey for an extended period of time. If He hadn’t confirmed His word to us over and over, we probably would have assumed we heard wrong.
And as you’re giving everything, you may be tempted to think the cost is too high. But I promise He’s worth it.
I will leave you with a song that was encouraging to us as we took our most recent leap of faith.
If I fall will you catch me?
If I get lost will you find me?
I feel afraid of leaving what’s safe, but I can’t stay here
If I fall will you catch me?
If I walk through that doorway
And the look on their faces say I’m crazy
I’m learning that risks feel like mistakes
But isn’t that called faith?
Sometimes the valley looks too low
Sometimes the mountain looks too high
There must be more than what I’m seeing
How can I know if I don’t try?
What if the doors all close and lock
And I find out I chased a mirage
Wondering if I even heard you at all
And what if the cost is high to pay
I’d rather you take the cup away
I second guess if the choice I made was worth it
But what if Heaven is cheering me on
David’s pleading sing your song
Mary’s shouting waste it all
He’s worth it!
And you will catch me
You will catch me
— Catch Me, by Elyssa Smith