One of my favorite movie scenes is from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. As Harrison Ford is progressing through the set of challenges and tests of faith to reach the Holy Grail, he comes to the Leap of Faith. He stands at the opening in a mountainside, looking at a deep chasm between where he stands and where he needs to go. His guidebook suggests it will take a Leap of Faith to cross to the other side, so he musters up every ounce of courage he has and steps out into the abyss, into the unknown. He doesn’t know if his feet will magically find ground beneath them or if he’ll plummet to his death.
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Of course, his feet find a hidden bridge leading him to the other side. The bridge was there all along, he just couldn’t see it until he took that leap of faith.
Following the Holy Spirit requires us to take some leaps of faith, too. As we begin to listen and obey the prompts of the Holy Spirit, we discover that obedience often requires trust. Trust that the Holy Spirit will support and equip us in what He’s asked us to do. Trust that our feet will find solid ground as we take those steps in obedience.
Trust God with your impossible and let Him make it possible.
As I prepared to speak at the conference that night, I knew I had to TRUST in the Holy Spirit to carry me through.
Trust that I would remember my words – or that the Holy Spirit would provide the right ones.
Trust that I had a message worth sharing.
Trust that we’d been faithful in producing a conference that would bring women closer to Him.
Trust had brought me to this place. How many times had I leaned on TRUST to get through the next step in bringing this conference to life? How many times over the past months had I felt completely inadequate? Felt like quitting and going back to more comfortable pursuits? But, TRUST is what kept me going.
Trust that if the Holy Spirit really was behind this, then He had the power to use even my inadequacies to accomplish His goals.
So, what happened that night? I stepped out into the abyss, stepped out praying there would be solid ground under my feet instead of a bottomless chasm. I took that leap of faith and found the courage to step up to the front and speak. I shared my story with confidence.
The best part, though, was the feeling I had after I spoke. I can only describe it as pure, unbridled joy! All the tensions and fears were released and I was able to freely worship Him with a grateful heart in a way I hadn’t experienced before. The joy of being faithful in obedience and trusting the outcomes to the One who can do far more than I can comprehend.
So, if you feel the Holy Spirit prompting you to step out in faith, just TRUST! Take that leap of faith and see what He can do!
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This post is part of a 4 week series about the Holy Spirit. Click HERE to catch up on other posts in this series.
This series will look at topics such as:
– Inviting the Holy Spirit to begin working within us
– How to listen for the Holy Spirit
– What it means to obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit
– How obedience is linked to trust
– How the Holy Spirit equips us, even when we don’t feel qualified
– What impact we can have in the world when we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit