February 1, 2016
I had a good realization about jumping last night. I was musing about whether I needed to be perfect before I jumped. I was thinking I'd need to be perfectly free of fear and have 100% confidence before I jumped.
Then I realized how silly that is.
The reason it's a jump is that it's scary. If it weren't scary, it wouldn't even be a jump. It would be a baby step. Or it would be no step at all, maintaining the status quo. So of course I'm scared! That's the whole nature of the jump, the leap of faith.
And likewise, the leap of faith doesn't insist on perfect faith. For also likewise, it wouldn't be a big deal if it required perfect faith. It would be walking on water, to Jesus. Easy.