I recently read an article about a Christian gentleman named Nik Wallenda, (a Guinness Book of World Record’s holder), who decided to make another daring tightrope walk, across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. Now for most of us we consider that to be insane, and perhaps even a death wish, but for Nik Wallenda, he sees it as a thrill, and something worth pushing himself toward. He believes in what he does, so much that, he has spent his life defying all odds, & doing the seemingly impossible time and time again. And such is the life of faith.
Hebrews 11:1 (NASB) says that, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” In other words, it is an absolute confidence of what God has spoken to you, that even if you do not see the physical manifestation right in front of you in the natural, by faith in your heart, it is as good as done. I want to give you 3 key points that will enable you to step out and walk the supernatural tightrope of faith.
1. Start with taking one step. For most people this can be the hardest part. Most of us spend our life standing on the edge of life’s cliff with dreams, & wonderful adventures that God has etched in our hearts, but we become terrified to take the 1st step. Jesus always kept things simple. He told His disciples in Matthew 6:34, “”So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Don’t become so overwhelmed with all the details of what God is calling you to do that you remain paralyzed. Ask the Holy Spirit what steps He would have you to do today, even now.
2. Rest in the fact that when you do the natural, God will make it supernatural! In the Christian life, many people will never experience the supernatural power of God; because they sit back waiting for something to just happen. This is not how God operates. He uses our willingness to trust Him enough to step out and do what we can in our own natural ability, and then He does what we can’t do, and brings about His supernatural ability. This takes tremendous weight off of us when we can say to the Lord, “I have done what you have required, so now I trust that You will take care of the rest.” Don’t allow yourself to take on a burden that doesn’t belong to you. Let the Lord do what only He can do & find rest in His supernatural ability.
3. Make a steadfast decision that going back is not an option. In reading the article about Nik Wallenda, during his 1400 feet tightrope walk across the Colorado River Gorge, wind gusts swept across him, up to 30mph. It could have been very easy, once he started across the gorge, to have gotten shaken by the winds and made a decision to quit and return to safety, but he knew that was not an option. In the life of faith, we must also make the decision that quitting is not an option no matter what storms may arise. I am reminded of the words of Paul in Philippians 3:13, “…one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead.” Make the decision today, that God, if you called me to this, then you will bring it to completion!
I believe the Lord is calling many of you to do things that He has placed in your hearts to do, and now is the time to step out in faith and simply believe. Just know that as you step out on the tightrope of faith, you are being held up and carried along by His loving arms. An exciting journey is ahead of you, waiting for you to step out & say yes!