Take the Leap.

There are times in my life where I have felt the Lord tugging and pulling my heart in a new direction. A direction that would cause me to take a leap of faith and jump off the path I’m currently on and onto a new path. I will fully admit that a lot of times I try to ignore His leading because I’m comfortable where I'm at or I’m worried about letting go of things on the path I’m currently on or I’m worried about what people will think or worried about hurting people that are on that current path with me. It’s an array of emotions that come up whenever the Lord changes my direction; however, every time I’ve decided to be faithful to His guidance, He’s blessed me beyond measure. You’d think by now I wouldn’t hesitate and just jump, but I’m human and I fail Him more times than I’d like.

There has been one particular area of my life that I have felt the Lord really pulling at and although I was hesitate, I decided to do as He’s been leading, and just take that leap of faith. I know that without faith it’s impossible to please Him. {Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.} That verse doesn’t just mean in believing IN Him, it also means believing Him, trusting Him, and having faith in Him throughout your entire walk with Him. For some of us, that’s not always easy.

I know that a lot of my reservations about changing paths involve the feelings of others that may not understand why I’m choosing a new path. I tend to worry so much about the people I care for and worry about what they think that I’ll hesitate to avoid that all together. Ultimately I’m choosing to please man rather than choosing to please the Lord by following Him where He’s leading. Where’s the blessing in that?
Deep down I know that when I take that leap to following His leading, He will work through all my reservations. I have to remember that the people I care for aren’t going anywhere just because I’m choosing a different path and if they do, that’s by their choosing. I won’t love them any less and I pray they don’t love me any less either.
I’m not sure what the Lord has planned for this new path, but I can already feel a difference in my heart, I can see a difference in my family, and I can see where His hand has been on all of it. Its new territory and it may have taken me a bit out of my comfort zone, but my prayer has been to never be fully comfortable in my relationship with Him. I want to constantly desire more of Him and sometimes that means changing paths and making me really uncomfortable at first.
I don’t know about you or what situations you have going on, but if you feel the Lord pushing, pulling, and trying to guide you onto a path that is new and may seem uncomfortable, I encourage you to take His hand and just leap. He won’t let you go and He won’t lead you somewhere He doesn’t want you to be. He wants to bless you!

 Deuteronomy 5:32-33 (NLT)
32 … “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God, following his instructions in every detail. 33 Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.




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