Christian Living · Women Empowerment

“Leaping Into Your Why!”~Inspirational Blog Post~Saturday, March 19, 2022

Throughout our lives we will find ourselves at different stages, in places we are unfamiliar with.

To go to another level in our faith, God always will make us uncomfortable. Just like a mother bird throwing her babies out of the nest in order for them to fly on their own, God does this to increase our faith in Him.

We must learn to take that scary leap, or try to stay perched on the edge of the cliff.

Leaping to the unknown is paralyzing but to stay perched will only bring about consequences that will reap unnecessary strife.

You must realize we are all built for change, and as we grow, we must also realize that change requires facing that often-asked question…..
“What will happen next?”

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

When I was in middle school I had ran for student body President for my eighth- grade class. First, I had no idea how to be a president of a class. Secondly, I was not so sure everyone would like me enough to vote for me. I also was scared to death of the change that would happen from my low- key status I tried to keep at that time.

P.S. This is why I can relate to my now thirteen year old’s angst about school life.

I am not sure what prompted me at that time to stand up when the Vice Principle asked who would like to be class president, but I found my body doing the oppositeof my brain.

Have you ever experienced your brain and your body being at odds with eachother?

You see when no one stood, I just felt an obligation to be that somebody to represent our class. My friends thought I was crazy and were kind of shocked that I would volunteer for the position, but I stood my ground.

To make it even more nerve wracking, I then had to walk up to the front of the class and face them.

Imagine this…I had the embarrassing task of watching 300 pairs of eyes on me.

My mind was racing with questions like,
Who would stand up for me? Who wanted me as President? Who liked me enough? Who knew me enough? Why did I do this?

Here I was putting myself out there in a major way and the most terrifying moment happened,

No one said anything! They just sat and stared.

I think I heard crickets or butterfly wings or my life flashing before my eyes..who knows. But it was not a great feeling.

The Vice Principal then asked everyone (who were all still quietly staring) who wanted to vote me as their class President and not one person raised their hand or stood up.

I was mortified, incredibly embarrassed, and I felt like the floor needed to open like a trap door so I could drop in it.

My hands were clammy and my stomach hurt. I remember praying for this torture to end.

Thankfully it lasted less than a minute, but the crazy thing that happened was, right before she was to move on to the next candidate, one of my friend’s stood up.

Then all my other friends stood too.

And before I knew it, my whole entire class was standing up..FOR ME!

I was beyond shocked and right then, I knew I had made the right decision.

I leaped into a very uncertain situation, but was rewarded incredibly because of it.

To this day I am proud that I had the courage to do something so out of my comfort zone. Which allowed for me to do this over and over again as I became an adult.

Now as a full grown woman, I always refer to this period of my life when I felt uncertain about taking a new leap of faith.

So what is stopping you from leaping?

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

God’s plans will never be what we plan for ourselves. As soon as you think you have a handle on your life, you will find yourself at a crossroad, and usually it is a path that is uncomfortable and unknown.

Just like I had the overwhelming urge to volunteer for something I would not have thought about doing in a million years, all of us must take that leap of uncertainty to step to the next level of faith.

We must conquer those doubts and misconceived notions about how our lives should be or who should do what in them.

Tomorrow is not promised, but God’s promise will always outlast the uncertain tomorrows.

He will never leave us nor forsake us. While we are in these chaotic times we must keep our faith.

Lastly, I want you to remember:
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17

We will never know what the end will be, but we have the confidence that God will be there always.

So I challenge you to fight through that fear, and just leap!

You still got this!

Sincerely,

Terryn Horton-Morton

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