I’m writing over at The Glorious Table today!
Are you convinced fear of the unknown is a valid boundary? Sometimes I am.
According to the Exeter Daily, “The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3 foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will land.”
While I’d love to believe I’m wiser than these animals, a quick review of my rationale for saying no to the unknown reveals that I, too, often trust a trainer who convinces me I can’t walk the path God calls me to because I’m too afraid of what might be on the other side of what I see as a wall.
Refusing the Lie
Why am I so likely to believe the lie that I’m unqualified or too weak to conquer a challenge? While the question itself may differ situationally, the reality is that when I find myself afraid of what’s behind a wall, it’s because I forgot to take stock of who I am in Christ.