When you saw the word “LEAP”, what is it that dropped in your spirit? What came into to your mind? Perhaps it is that thing that you have been pondering. Maybe that thing that you have continued to convince yourself you cannot do. You want to do it, but you keep allowing the three things that hold most of us captive, preventing us from being our absolute best selves. Those three things are Fear, Our Past and Insecurities.
Fear creeps in to paralyze us. It literally comes in to prevent us from all of the amazing things that we can accomplish, if we would just believe WE CAN. Everything in you, that will benefit you and those that will experience you, is placed by our Creator (God). He placed it in you, to discover. Upon the discovery, he wants you to tap into it, mature it, that it may manifest in your life. If you are a bible reader, then you know Fear is an enemy. God did not give us the spirit of Fear, therefore it is of the enemy. When we realize that whatever God placed in us, we can do it, be it and be the very best at it, for his glory, then we will be more willing.
Your Past may not be pleasant, you may not be proud of it, but think about this; If it were not for your past, the mistakes, the mishaps, the failures, the losses, you would not have learned some of the valuable lessons you learned. You would not have discovered some of the truths you’ve discovered. You wouldn’t have made some of the connections you’ve made. You simply would not be the person you are today and steadily becoming, had it not been for your past. When I discovered that my past has assisted in me being who I am currently, I thank God for the experience. I view my bad decisions differently. I am not as hard on myself. I released myself from self-condemnation. Yes, I would have and should have done some things differently, but since I didn’t, I accept the choices I made, embrace now, understanding my past “Had to Happen”. I am better because I learned, I’ve grown and I have forgiven, mainly myself.
Those things that you are insecure about, may be the very things that make you uniquely you. Today, I challenge you to think of your insecurities and make a decision to embrace those things about you, view them from the perspective of, how can I make this work in my favor? How can I use this about me, to help someone else? How can I share with someone else that this particular thing does not have to define me or them. We have been created by the Master Crafter, to be imperfectly perfect, unashamed, full of life and willing to walk through life just as we were created.
As you accept the challenge today, whatever came to mind when you originally saw the word LEAP, take the leap towards that today. Cast down fear, use your past as a testament of your now and your future, and forget about those things that make you feel less than God’s Perfect Creation. Never doubt God’s handiwork. He created you on purpose, with purpose, that you may be purposeful. Everything he made is good, and in you is everything you need to BE and to BECOME. Know I am watching you, and I know that who you shall become will manifest because you decided to “LEAP”
1. What am I waiting for?
2. What am I afraid of?
3. If not me, then who?
Answer, Make The Adjustments, Then LEAP!!!!