“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” To get from where we are to where God wants us usually involves leaps of faith. As a counselor, I often try to find out what process God has allowed in peoples’ lives, hoping to help speed them to their goals. Assuming their goals are in line with God’s good plans, I know that God will usually use either challenges or trials to make the personal changes in them that will enable them to receive blessings that He has been storing up.
This is how God has always worked in my life. I’ve noticed that when we shy from God’s challenges (such as reaching out to others or accepting a speaking invitation), God seems to allow more trials in order to accomplish His purposes in us (more “trips around the mountain,” as with the Israelites in the desert). May we be ever alert to His promptings in order to take the quickest route to God’s blessings: Leaps of faith. Jump!
Quote by author, Margaret Shepard, from the October issues of “Guideposts” magazine.
“How great is your goodness which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you” (Psalm 31:19).