Leap of Faith

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It’s not easy to be this guy (see above in the picture)… suspended in mid-air, wondering if he’s going to make it to the other side or if the other side is even more unstable than the one he just left. YET, there’s something compelling about it. Maybe it’s the fact that he did decide to jump in the first place. Then, the reason behind it comes to mind… why did he do it?

We have had choices in life that we’ve had to make. Should I? Shouldn’t I? In fact, today was one of those decision days. Nothing seemed stable for me today. My mind was in a whirl. When those days come, I almost go into a “cocoon mode,” where I want to turn in on myself and not even deal with what is going on around me. Those decisions can just wait, I tell myself. I am not ready to come to make a choice.

In organizations and business, this is the same practice. Business needs change on a daily basis. You might be reading this blog on your iPad or iPhone. The operating system on that device may have recently changed or even the latest version may have come out. Change is inevitable in any situation – work, home, school, life. HOW one deals with these situations is what makes a difference.

Taking a leap of faith is not just a religious term but is something we do on a daily basis. When I googled “Leap of Faith,” the term came up as something the philosopher Kierkegaard came up with. In fact the way he addressed the topic was almost as a leap from one thing to another.  The bottom line for a Christian, however, is what would you leap towards? If it indeed is Faith, what is that Faith placed in? Is it your paycheck? Is it gaining an education? Is it Christ? I am not asking questions in a rhetorical manner. In fact, I will be very honest here. My faith and leap goes to money first, even though on my money it says blatantly “In God We Trust.” Not so much sometimes! I have to pray every morning that my decisions are not based on my desires (for me,  money translates to security – albeit FALSE security), but instead are based upon what God wants me to pursue for His glory. It’s a daily struggle.

When I do happen to take that leap of faith into Christ’s will, however, I find that He always had a better plan in mind for me than what my limited mind could concoct. His plans usually impact others in a better way as well. So when you are faced with decisions to make or changes to contemplate in your life, I pray that you will STOP.

Stop running through scenarios – especially negative ones.

Take a deep breath.

Obedience to God shows our love for Him (1 John 5:2-3)

Pray for God to lead you and for Him to grant you the courage to put the worldly cares aside and seek only His kingdom first.

When you do that, you will find that the peace that passes all understanding will wash over you.

~For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. ~ Isaiah 55:8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.~ Philippians 4:6-7

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8 thoughts on “Leap of Faith

  1. Cheryl Edwards says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. Faith doesn’t make our lives easy, but it makes it possible. When you spoke at the Edmond church I wanted to ask you a question but didn’t. Do you know a lady named Margaret Messiah? She was an ESL teacher that I worked with when I taught ESL at Roosevelt Middle School. She knew Arabic so she may be Muslim. Thanks for your friendship!

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  2. Jan Moore says:

    Mona, I am using your posts as daily devotionals. Although you do not write daily, I just reread until a new post comes out! This was very good today.
    I talked to you Sunday at church. I plan on calling you after fall break. I have the grandchildren this week.
    The Lord willing, I will call next week!
    Jan

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  3. Carol Carmack says:

    I read this and thought to myself that your writing feels like a devotional to me and then in reading others’ comments, I saw that Jan said the same thing. I’m signing up to get your blog. They’re very on target it seems for what I need.

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    • Carol, How kind of you to even read my thoughts! 🙂 As a new Christian, I didn’t understand what a “devotional” was and I have to admit, I still don’t quite understand fully. I do, however, love reading Oswald Chambers “My Utmost for His Highest.” I think that I like the “devotion” part of the devotional. If in all things we are devoted to Christ, then our thoughts should be devoted to Him also. In daily life, I try to look for Him and His Hand. These are the things I like to write about. Bless you in all you do and thank you for signing up for my blog. It’s an honor.

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  4. Sandi Morgan says:

    Your blog is a blessing to me precious Mona. God knew I needed to stay connected to my Mona so I am thanking Him for His kindness.

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