When Paul was preaching at Lystra the scripture says there was a man there who had been impotent in his feet and crippled from his mother’s womb and who had never walked. But after hearing Paul speak, Paul perceived that he had faith to be healed and said to him with a loud voice, stand upright on your feet and the man leaped and walked (Acts 14:6-10). Now here was a man who went from never having walked to leaping and walking all in a matter of minutes because he had the faith to take a leap.
Abraham took a leap of faith when he left out of his father’s country and went into a land that God would later show him. Abraham stepped out with the knowledge that there was a gap between where he was and where he wanted to be. This is why he needed faith. Faith connects you from where you are to where you want to be.
Faith allows you to see the impossible as possible. I believe the impotent man saw on the inside what Paul asked him to do. He saw himself leaping and walking before he took one step. Faith connected him from where he was to where he wanted to be. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Notice it says that faith is the title deed. When you have the title to something it is confirmation that you own it. It means that those dreams and visions you see inside are yours. Why, because Faith is Christ in us and Christ is the living Word of God? All things are and where created by and for the Word of God. Dreams are bought into reality, and destinies are fulfilled by the Word of God.
The question is do you see yourself as having the faith of God in you or are you still trying to obtain it? Romans 10:17 says, “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” The moment you hear the gospel and receive what you hear faith enters into you and gives you the ability to not only see the impossible but to do the impossible. This impotent man moved from never had walked to walking because he heard the word of God. Abraham left out of his father’s country to go to a land that God would later show him because he heard the word of God. Galatians 3:8 says, “And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, “In thee shall all nations be blessed.” Abraham heard the word before he took that leap of faith and left out of his father’s country.
Every believer has the faith of God living in their hearts but at the same time you have a choice whether to use that faith or not. You can stand where you are and look over at all the good things that God wants you to have in life or you can use your God given faith and take a leap. It’s not hard, if God has given you a dream or desire you simply move in the direction of that dream by faith and leave the outcome to Christ to perform. Maybe you have a dream of starting you own business but the thought of you doing it is impossible. You might tell yourself “I don’t have the credentials; or no one in my family has ever own their own business before.” Looking at what you can or cannot do will keep you right where you are looking out at your dreams instead of living them. Take your eyes off of yourself and rest them on Jesus. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” All things are accomplished in us through Christ it’s His ability that we must rest upon not our own.
Don’t allow yourself to be moved by what you see. I Corinthian 4:6 says, “We walk by faith not by sight.” The devil wants to deceive you into believing that nothing is happening, that your situation is not changing, that you’re further away from you destiny than ever before. But the truth is that the world and everything in it is changing everyday whether we can see it or not. Things are changing and you are moving in some direction. You can determine the direction of that change by what you say and do. It’s up to you to speak what you want to see. Don’t speak what you see, speak the word and watch it come to pass. It’s what God did in the beginning, He spoke what He wanted to see and He believed that what He said would come to pass. We call it faith filled words. The thing about speaking the word of God is that you don’t have to try and fill it with faith the word of God is faith. The word of God is the faith filled words that we speak to see our dreams and destinies come to pass.
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.” It will not make sense to the national mind so don’t expect it too. But if you will trust God you can rest assure He will never let you fall. He is holding your hand lifting you up over that gap of impossibility and bringing you to the fulfillment of your dreams. So if God says it’s time to leap immerse yourself in the word of God and receive the faith you need to jump.