“Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith first, the trust part comes later..”
How many of us have been doubting ourselves if we could do a certain task or if we will succeed in the end? How many people don’t even try something because they immediately think they’ll fail?
The answer is–most of us, including me.
I just finished watching Man of Steel and one quote that remained on my mind is the one above. When Clark was torn between surrendering himself and try to save mankind or keep his identity hidden. He was hesitant whether he will trust mankind to accept him or not. Instead of giving him a direct answer, the priest just told him a riddle he himself should find the answer after. Well, we already knew what happened.
In this real world, each opportunity is just around the corner. Disguising as trash and just waiting for someone to see its worth. It is the decision of the finder whether to take that opportunity to good use or let it pass by.
But human is naturally doubtful. Our mind instantly processes each situation and thinks ahead of the possible results. It calculates the risks and when the rate to fail is high, the mind makes a decision not to even try it.
It says in Luke 17:6 RSV-CE, And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, ‘Be rooted up and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
If we could only have that small amount of faith, Jesus said we could do anything. We just have to try. We just have to have that courage to give ourselves a little more push to do those things. By then, we could only know the answers to our questions.
Okay, let’s not base it on the Bible. Let’s just think of what we could achieve and feel once we answered those ‘what ifs’. What good it could provide us and what impact it can make if we were able to take that leap of faith?
I, myself, is also one of those millions who would be much more contented being in the safe zone. I always think ahead and what could happen if I try to do this thing. To be honest, I only think of the negative things that could possibly happen, not the positive ones. We always do that thing, ‘jumping to conclusions..’
I am not expert nor an experienced person to talk about this leap of faith. All I know is, whether the end results will be good or bad, at least we have tried. Doing a leap of faith shows what type of person we are and how deep our belief in God is that no matter what happens, we would still emerge into a better person after.
I am still collecting some courage on how to do that leap of faith and trust God and my loved ones that they will support me until the end. A lot of opportunities have been lost and wasted because I didn’t even try.. Now, I have to grab them and turn them into gold.