The mission director compared the decision to that of a trapeze artist: In order to grab onto the next trapeze, the performer must first let go of the current one. Some people spend their lives swinging back and forth because they don’t want to let go.
If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me.
Mark 8:34 (CEV)
I wanted to “let go.” But doubts, fears, and common sense kept me clutching the bar. I felt inadequate. Saying yes would affect my finances, my job, and my life.
One night as I listened to a sermon about how our plans should take a backseat to serving Christ, I knew what to do. The next morning, I emailed the director and said that I was willing to help lead a team.
I felt I had made the craziest decision of my life, and yet now I was free to move through the doors that God would open. Letting go and following Christ led me to lessons, friendships, and opportunities that I never would have experienced otherwise.
SAY YES: When God opens a door, do you hesitate in fear, weighing the costs? Or do you walk through, trusting that God will bless you and bless others through you?