There comes a moment in life. A moment that is undeniable, a fork in the road. We all live some version of a 'choose your own adventure' story we call life. And in it, each of us come to crossroads, usually multiple times throughout our pilgrimage.
When the moment comes, it usually brings up a whole slew of emotions, feelings, concerns and logical rationalizations. But at the end of all of our mumbo jumbo sits one simple question. What will we do?
We stand at the edge of a cliff. Do we jump? Do we shrink back to where we have been, to what we have known?
So many people stick with what is safe, predictable and calculated. There's definitely stability in that. But I would challenge this - where is faith found in that?
If faith is 'being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see' then unbelief in God is being sure of what we can control and certain of what we have already seen.
Choose to SEE what hasn’t yet happened. Faith precedes understanding.
We often are afraid and ask the question "what if I fall?" But the real question is, what if you fly?
Jump. It's the only way you will find out if you can fly.
You may crash and burn. You may die. And you may end up limping back to the place you stand now. But at least you come back with no unanswered "what if" questions.
"what if…" is a question that will haunt you for the rest of your life.
I know there are a handful of 'what if' questions that have haunted me.
One thing I know to be true - I will one day give an account for what I did do and what I didn't do MEASURED AGAINST that which I was given. It's not all about results, it's about intent acted upon.
Faith means taking what you have been given and doing what you know you're being asked to do. The results AREN'T UP TO YOU.
You can't change the past. But you certainly can learn from it and allow it to affect your future.
So make a moment. Step INTO it. Don't just live it vicariously through someone else.