For we live by faith, not by sight
2 Corinthians 5:17
There’s an antelope common to Africa called the Impala. It’s one of their most common and graceful animals. They are able to jump to a height of 4 metres and cover a distance of more than 10. These splendid creatures are able to be kept in a Zoo enclosure with only a 1-metre-high wall. None escape because they’re unwilling to jump if they can’t see where their feet will land.
Today’s verse lets us know that escape from our present circumstances isn’t dependent on what we can see in our present situation. We’re told that our future is framed by faith and that everything we presently see has little or no value in bringing change to our future. It’s what we can’t yet see that will deliver change [Romans 4:17].
Many believers live a life fenced about with fear. They won’t jump in faith to a greater future because they don’t know where their feet will land. They believe that escape is impossible. Our verse says that we should LEAP regardless and know that God has a safe landing and a magnificent future ahead for us. This type of faith is what pleases God [Hebrews 11:6].
This week let’s leap over our fears & pursue what faith is calling us to. Fear only ever limits, controls and fences us in. Let’s find a promise in God’s Word about our future and LEAP forward in faith with it. Before long we’ll wonder why we stayed captive so long when God had such a wide, expansive, open life waiting for us [2 Corinthians 6:11-13 Message Translation].