Everyday is a choice we make regardless of our fears, hopes, uncertainties, or dreams. We step out with faith of some type – faith in our own abilities and understanding, trust in another's view of things, or confidence and linkage to the Divine. Too often, I find myself leaping without thinking, stepping without understanding, just traveling through the day.
A good friend is at the crux of a decision. We have traveled a long ways together during the past three years and it is now time for him to move on and upwards. The question is how should he look at the opportunity? Does he need to confront his natural fears, uncertainties, and doubts or does he simple leap in faith? Can he take the advice of people he trusts and move decisively? Is this an example of courage or a fool running blind?
The world often suggests that trusting any explicitly is dangerous and foolish. We know what is best for ourselves. You and I have the clearest view of the potential implications for our life. Regardless of our sight, we are the only ones who are responsible for the ultimate outcome of our life experiences. If this is true, then any leap must come from our own abilities and understandings.
The world's view is often wrong, especially in this case. Any leap completely based on your ability or mine will fail. However, “He [God] keeps his eye on all who live honestly, and pays special attention to his loyally committed ones.” (Proverbs 2.8)
God is constantly working in your life and mine. He is talking and sending signals, looking out for us when we least expect it. God is also convinced that we are worth everything. He is deadly serious – no jokes at our expense, no frivolous lessons. Everything He does is for our benefit. The question is simple. Will we step in faith? Will we hold His hand?
Tomorrow is a long way off. Today is here. What am I going to do? My answer is an emphatic “yes”! Anything else is pointless.