Daily Delight

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith." I stumbled upon this quote by Margaret Shepard years ago in college (probably via Pinterest), and posted that sucker to my very fresh Instagram account. 

Risk is a scary word, isn't it? Growing up I was the good girl, hardly got into trouble, probably didn't have a rebellious bone in my body...to me risk equaled danger, and danger was bad. 

Throughout my life, risk wasn't a concept in which I was fluent, let alone familiar. It's pretty funny that I found this quote when I did, and that I liked it. Sophomore year of college, the Lord began speaking about new plans He had for me. They were elusive and magical at the time, and I wanted to say yes. Could I lay down my plans for His? I trusted Him enough to take a big leap into the unknown. It was beautiful and wonderful and challenging and hard. It was worth it. 

While no longer foreign after that year, risk was not exactly celebrated in my heart...I certainly didn't long for it, or dare I say - seek it out. 

But lately I've been asking myself questions. God has been asking me questions, too. What would it look like if I took a risk here? Or way over there? 

What is stopping you from chasing your dreams and shooing your fears? What is keeping you from taking the leap God has nudged you to take?
Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go, (Joshua 1:9, NLT). We can't put God in a box, and He doesn't put us in one, either. Who's to say life with Him can't be wild and adventurous, even risky? Referring to Aslan in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Mr. Beaver says, "Who said anything about safe? 'Course He isn't safe. But He's good." We can count on His goodness for the rest of our lives. He's already sorted all of that out for us. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly, (John 10:10, NASB). He died, He rose, He came to give life. Maybe it’s time for a leap of faith! 

{photo: @stefanie.madison

About the Author

Kerri Nicole Ruffer≫ ≫ Kerri is an old soul with a penchant for iced coffee, neutrals, and Nashville’s stunning sunsets. Her writing comes from a creative overflow of learning to navigate life with a caring and intentional Father God. In addition to writing and pursuing creative projects, she is a ministry school graduate, entrepreneur, and former donut slinger. For more of Kerri, visit her Instagram @kerrinicoler for a caption-by-caption love story of Nashville, travel, and life with our kindest Friend and Companion.


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