Leap of Faith


Louise E. Boone said, “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me”.  So, with God the “could haves”, “might haves” and “should haves” should not be part of the equation.  However, as Christians we stuggle to take  leaps of faith when we need to.  Why is that?  So, when was the last time you took a leap of faith and what was your leap of faith?

About Karen Smith

Karen Brooks Smith is a guest blogger and passionate volunteer at Changing the Face of Christianity. Karen became a Christian in her early adulthood. She isn't religious, but has a relationship with Jesus Christ. Karen recognizes the differences between the church of this world and the church of the Bible and is motivated to reconcile those differences in our culture. Karen enjoys volunteering with her Church’s youth group, her children’s school and with the Girl Scouts. However, her most important blessing and ministry is her wonderful husband and three delightful daughters.


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Comments

  1. JR says

    My leap of faith began after I got saved. It started with me attending a women’s fellowship group at the local Reform Church after prompting from a friend who ran it. I enjoyed it so much and it helped me grow in faith that I jumped at the chance to volunteer with her at other functions there. Then I felt the pull on my heart to spread God’s word and right about that time they needed teachers for religious ed. at my hometown church. I went for it and I am so glad I did! It all starts with one little step in faith that God is leading you…then you will see what an incredible journey He has planned!

  2. Liz says

    Not to be trite–but some days getting out of bed can be a leap of faith–I struggle with depression and it is a ‘leap of faith” to trust that I will listen to the truth of God’s word and trust him for the day ahead.

  3. Anonymous says

    One that comes to mind clearly happened some years ago. A small group from our church was going away for a retreat that I was supposed to lead. Although I had tried to prepare, the Friday came to leave and I was panicking. I’m self-employed and that week was busy and I really hadn’t put the time into the retreat that I felt I should have. About an hour before we were to hit the road, I still remember trying to print off notes and resources with the thought that I would have some time once we got there before everything started to become prepared. I remember being pretty frantic standing at the printer, when I hear this voice. Afterwards, I would say it wasn’t really an audible voice, but it seemed like it at the time since it was so forceful. “If you take your notes, you won’t have Me.” So strong was it, that I left the printer and decided to get some fresh air and run to the bank to get some cash for the weekend. While I’m waiting in line, thinking that if I don’t take the notes I’ll be totally unprepared and resolving to take just some of the notes, I hear it again, “If you take the notes, you won’t have Me.” That did it for me, I packed just my clothes, toothbrush and my Bible. . . and prayed really hard on the hour or so it took to get there. But on the way there, rather than feeling more panicked, instead there was peace and more peace, and when I got there, there was just an absence of worry or the need to play over and over in my mind what would happen that weekend and what I would say. The weekend went great. . . there was a life in things and in our being together. I remember that weekend because it may have been the first time that in a conscious and deliberate way that I totally relied on God. . . that the choice was presented as a choice to totally rely on God. Since then, have repeatedly learned that that is the best and most freeing place to be.

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