Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stepping out in Faith

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
And you take the first step into the darkness of the unknown;  You must believe that one of two things will happen.  There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly
- Patrick Overton

I was commenting on another blog  (meant2bme) and shared this quote. I was reminded of all the times in my life when I have been scared and unsure of what I needed to do next. Sometimes I had to remind myself to just breathe and sometimes I had to simply commit to taking the next step. It wasn't big but I had enough faith to just take the next step. I read something once that said you can take an entire journey with just enough light to illuminate your next step. And, really, that's all you need.....just enough to take one step, and then the next, and then the next.

I remember vividly a time in my life when I was devastated. I felt totally alone and unable to bear the thought of a lifetime by myself. Sobbing dramatically, I sat on my outside deck and cried out to God. "I am so lonely, I can't stand this loneliness. How will I endure a lifetime of this?" And a small, still voice answered back "Can you be lonely with Me for just one day?" Yes, I could hold on one more day. So one day became the next, and the next, and the next. Until one day I realized I wasn't lonely anymore.

This moment is all we have, step out in the light you have..... you'll land on something solid....or you'll learn to fly!


  1. I enjoyed this post so much ....very nicely written. Thanks for your comment on my blog...a fellow flyer.

  2. Beautiful. And because of that step into darkness I am now flying and so enjoying the view.

  3. So beautiful and thank you for your encouragement! I'm posting it on my FB fan page (meant2bdesigns) and will probably add it to my email tag line...I will keep in touch. BIG SMOOCHES!