I saw a bird perched on a weed the other day. My first thought was “How can the bird trust that the weed will even hold him, or that it won’t start to bend?” Then I realized the bird doesn’t care if it can hold him, or if it bends because the bird can simply fly off if it feels that it’s starting to fall.
Of course, God didn’t let me off that easily. No, He gave me an illustration and He showed me He longs for us to be like the birds. Doesn’t he tell us that in Scripture?
Luke 12:23-25 : Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
We go through life looking for the safe places to land. We settle for things because it looks safe. The problem with settling it we never get the chance to fly.
Scripture also tell us that God choose the foolish things to shame the wise. Why would a bird choose to settle on a weed instead of nice sturdy tree? Maybe it’s because he knew when the time was right he would fly.
If God is calling you to do something that scares you death, don’t walk away and look for something safer. Land on His dream for you.
Failure is scary, I know, and landing on something that doesn’t look safe could mean failure. We must trust that when the dream starts to bend in a direction we don’t feel is safe that’s probably the time that God is calling us to trust Him the most and He will bless us. We will soar and He will take us places we never even imagined.
So land on that flimsy looking weed if you think God is telling you to, but don’t ever let go of His hand, He won’t let go of you.
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
What dreams has God given you? Are you willing to go after it no matter how hard it looks? Share what God has placed on your heart, it will encourage others to go after their dreams.