It was a thing of beauty at absolutely just the right moment. The Golden State player was in front of everyone, ready to sink the layup that would put his team ahead at a most critical moment. He looked unstoppable. Suddenly out of nowhere came a high flying, leaping LeBron James who miraculously blocked the shot which led to his Cavaliers winning the NBA Basketball World Title.
These moments are historical, those moments when someone does something spectacular to save the day, win the game, turn a battle around, bring a victory from what looked like sure defeat. And to do so requires a great Leap Of Faith!
Ever been in a position like that? If you have you know the pure joy of how risking it all can bring enormous joy, or sometimes pain if you fail. But for sure, laying it all on the line at just the right moment takes someone who has supreme confidence that they can win. If we believe that then we must believe that God has instilled that in every one of us who believe the truth.
No matter what the odds look like, God can overcome, and he overcomes through us, his overcomers. Think about how such ordinary men turned the world upside down for Christ. Think about a stuttering Moses leading a nation to victory, or an excuse making Abraham becoming the father of all nations. How about a fisherman who had a hard time catching fish becoming a great fisher of men?
Although Lebron is a multi-talented athlete he spoke about the "man above" leading him after the game. Maybe it wasn't just his Leap Of Faith, maybe someone else was guiding him. And just possibly any leap of faith we make as humans is never due to our own abilities or power, but it is always about how far God can take us if we let him. There is no limit with him as to how far we can leap!
If we don't believe this, we can just stay in our convenient boxes of life, but if we do, we can live a very large life knowing that whenever God tells us to leap, we may always feel like we are flying on the wings of eagles he has sent our way.
It says so in Isaiah. He says so in so many other scriptures, now what do you say? Are you ready for a Leap Of Faith?
Or are you just willing to jump over that tiny little puddle in front of you?
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.