Taking a Leap of Faith
Life just happens. Everything isn’t always going to be exactly what you thought it would be. This paralyzes some people to be afraid of going after something that isn’t in their comfort zone. It can be frightening. You’re probably thinking of every worse case scenario that could happen to you…
“It won’t work.”
“I’m not good enough.”
“I don’t have it all together.”
These are just excuses. Essentially, you’re saying you don’t have enough power to do it. That is far from the truth. With God on your side, you’ll begin to see that He has the power to make unimaginable things happen through you.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 NLT
The problem is that you are operating from a place of “self”, not recognizing the magnificence of God Himself. If He gave you the desire for the dream, do you think He would not perform it? God isn’t playing tricks on you! He wants you to have everything your heart desires.
It takes a lot to get there mentally. Many people think if they just declare their dreams aloud, it will happen immediately. It’s not all that simple. You have to “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). What needs work is the way you see God’s job and your job in making things happen.
Your job is the following:
- TRUST God with your entire life.
- Stop worrying about the “how” things will happen.
- Have big extreme faith that scares small-minded people.
- Work consistently at your dream.
- Enjoy each and every day as if your dream has already come to pass.
God’s job is the following:
- Provide for you for all of eternity.
- Make all things work together for your good.
- Bring divine connections to bring your dream into the earth, according to His good and perfect will.
- Love you unconditionally.
So don’t confuse the two roles. Take your role seriously and stay in your lane. Let God do His new thing in you! It all starts with you taking that jump to get there. You have to trust that when you jump, if your parachute doesn’t open when you think it should, that it will either open up in God’s timing or He will catch you before you fall.
Jasmine L. Thomas is a follower of Christ, lover of family, a powerful educator, an entrepreneur, and an encourager to everyone she encounters. She is a passionate advocate for educational and Christian-based empowerment amongst youth and women. To live out this calling, Jasmine has a tutoring business and a nonprofit organization – Limitless Learning Tutoring, LLC and She’s Worthy with The Mindset Queen Coaching Program. Jasmine believes that people should be given the proper mind enriching tools to elevate their lives to the next level.