Has God ever asked you to do something that left you shaking in your shoes? I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s asked me to take the leap of faith. The only times it’s ended poorly have those times when I didn’t listen to Him.
I remember when He asked our family to relocate to Atlanta. It was the last thing I wanted to do. Let’s face it, Charlie Daniels said the devil went down to Georgia and I wasn’t sure he’d left. But, the Lord was very clear in His request, so we moved to Georgia. It turned out to be the most amazing adventure of our lives. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
John 2:1-12 tells the story of Jesus’ first miracle of turning water to wine at a wedding. Mary told the servants to listen to Jesus and do what He said [verse 5]. Jesus told the servants to fill jars with water and then take some of it to the master of the banquet [verses 7-9]. Can you imagine being the servant? This guy tells you to fill jars full of water, which you do, and then He asks you to take it to the master of the banquet and try and pass it off as wine. The man had to think, “This guy is nuts. I’m so going to pay for this.”
Have you thought the same things when Jesus asked you to do something? Have you ever wondered if He was setting you up for failure?
When we are obedient to Jesus, no matter how crazy His request may seem, we are often given the opportunity to witness a miracle. This servant was obedient to Jesus, even though in his mind he couldn’t see a way this would end well. By doing so he not only had a front row seat at Jesus’ first miracle, he got to be part of it.
What has God asked you to do lately? Does it seems crazy or at the very least difficult? Are you willing to put yourself out there and take the leap of faith? You just might get to witness a miracle or even become part of one.