We are well into 2017 and what have you done to fulfill the vision the Lord has given to you? If you’re still waiting on someone to wave a magic wand, it’s not going to happen. Neither will you be able to twitch your nose and bring it to pass. It’s truly time for you to get out of your comfort zone and become uncomfortable and take a leap. It’s not as easy as it sounds but it is possible to do.
This may be the time for you and I to finally leap out of the wilderness into our promise land. So often we desire to know the pros and cons of our destiny before we take the risk to trust God who holds every aspect of the journey we are on. I wonder what the journey of some of our great leaders would have been like if they had not taken the leap. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus and because of her persistence; she not only changed the course of history but gave women a voice. And there was Bessie Cole a famous aviator and the first African American women pilot, instructor and stunt pilot. Her dream was to open a school for African Americans but she died in a tragic stunt accident before she could see her dream come to pass. What about Deborah, the first women judge in the Bible (Judges ch 4-5); a poet, a leader of an army that set under a tree with her name. She led Barak, who refused to go into battle unless she was with him, and won the battle. What would have been the outcome if these ladies had refused to take a leap?
What would have happened if Pastor Yvonne McCoy didn’t heed to the call from the Lord to start Voices of Faith ministry? You talk about taking a leap! I had no idea what I was about to embark upon, but I knew deep down inside that there were kids assigned to me. I was responsible to bring them the good news of Jesus Christ. Because I leaped, many young men and women chose to take the leap as well and are walking out the dream the Lord has given to them. You may be the one who will open a door for another to walk through…once you decide to take a leap.
Take a Leap – A Personal Example
Mother Davis was one of my mentors. She was my oldest mentor with wisdom beyond measure. She preached the gospel until she was 102, teaching bible study in her senior complex, traveled the country and attended one of Oprah Winfrey’s gathering of great women. She died a couple of months before she would have turned 105. What a privilege God gave me to sit at the feet of a distinguished anointed woman who was not afraid to leap. Because of her influence in my life; in spite of pain, obstacles, uncertainties, I’ve made a conscious decision to take a leap, to dream big and live my life to the fullest.
You see God’s only Son, Jesus, took the greatest leap of all when He died on an old rugged cross so that you and I could be in the business of taking leaps. Many women and men are in cemeteries all over the world who never took a chance to leap; and their unfulfilled dreams died with them.
Take a Leap of Faith – God Won’t Let You Fall
There is a small green animal that leaps from one lily pad to another. Where is mister or miss frog going? Who knows but they are on the move. Make up in your minds today, even though you don’t know where you’re headed or how it may turn out, I’m going to Take a Leap. You see Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) Trust God with what you do not know, for when you leap He’s there to catch you if you fall, so LEAP!