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Leaps of faith
An anecdote that’s often mentioned in sermons and motivational talks has to do with the impala. Impalas are amazing leapers. They can jump about ten feet in the air. While running, they can cover up to 30 feet in a single bound! However, impalas can be contained inside a fence that’s just several feet high if they cannot see outside the fence. They will not jump where they cannot see.
This got me thinking. Isn’t this exactly the same type of limitation that mortal mind, the limited mentality that opposes the infinite wisdom of God, would like to place on us? Don’t we all, at times, feel limited in our potential because we can’t see what’s ahead of us and won’t leave our comfort zone, stepping out in unwavering faith?
In 2011, I had an opportunity to make a complete change and move to another state. This move included selling a house in a depressed real estate market, purchasing a new house in a sought-after location, and moving to a larger city, where I knew very few people—in other words, start a new life. Wow, talk about leaving a comfort zone! I suddenly was faced with the ultimate challenge of total faith in God.
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