Today is the day! For the next 28 hours or so we will be making our way to our second home in Uganda. Even though this will be our fifth time as a family to make this trip, it's still a step of faith. Up to this point, we could decide not to go. Stepping on the airplane means no turning back.
It's never easy to take a big step of faith. There are fears, concerns, and other spiritual battles going against you. It's the tug and pull between the heart and the head. The heart says, "Go. Serve God with all you have. It's where He wants you, and it's where you're meant to be." But your head is sitting there analyzing everything along the way, and ready to give you a million reasons not to do it.
There's always a tug between faith and logic. We can't apply logic to our faith. Faith just doesn't make sense. That's why it's called faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." There is nothing concrete to grasp in faith. If we try to think of things logically, it goes wrong very quickly. Logic is man's way of trying to make sense of things, but God doesn't want our logic. Our logic is pre-school compared Him.
Logic and faith can never coexist.
But our faith should always defy logic. God rarely calls us to do things that make sense. That's why so many people stop at the cross and just look. They stop there and don't pick up their own cross and follow Christ because it doesn't make sense to them.
Taking a step of faith will never be easy. But it will always be worth it. When we take a step of faith, it doesn't go unnoticed by God. He will always reward us for our faithfulness. It may not be right away, and it may not be exactly in the way we expect it to come. But He will always take notice of our steps of faith.
What is God calling you to do? Are you ready to step out in faith to serve Him?
It will never be an easy step. But it will always be worth it.