Monday, June 04, 2012

Just Go For It

My neighbor is a fast runner.  He also plays in a baseball league.  So, when he gets on base the coaches have given him the go ahead to steal bases whenever he feels like it.  He's been given a green light to "just go for it."

I think there are times when God gives us the green light to "go for it" and we miss out because we spend too much time wondering if it is the right thing to do or not.  Paralysis by analysis.

I love the story in Joshua when the Israelites were to cross over the Jordan.  Only problem, the river was wide and deep.  But God had told them to cross.  So the priests led the way and the waters parted...after the priests put their feet in the water.  Just go for it.

There's a guy I know who quit his job in faith that the Lord would provide another one.  I know another lady who took an extra day off of work to interview for a job she wasn't even sure she'd be able to get.  Bold move.  Big faith.

Garth Brooks once said, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."  Sure, there's a chance my neighbor might get thrown out trying to steal a base.  He might not get a good jump, or he might underestimate the catcher's arm strength, or he might stumble and trip over his own feet.  But more likely, he'll run fast and reach second safely and set his team up for a run.

When you're standing on first base 90 feet is a long away, and your mind might tell you you'll never make it, but remember, "nothing ventured, nothing gained."  Put your feet in the water.  Just go for it.  And watch Jesus show up in your life in a way you never thought possible.
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