My husband preached a few weeks ago, On the Edge of a Promise! I haven’t shared this with too many people but for the past few months, I have been feeling like any day now something BIG is about to happen in my life. You know, that feeling that you are only an arms length away from a blessing or maybe right around the corner from what God has promised you. I don’t know about you but when I get this feeling, I constantly check my bank account, go to the mailbox five times a day (even though mail only comes once), scroll through my email constantly to make sure I didn’t miss something unexpected, or just observe people I interact with and think, “Now, I wonder which one of you has my blessing?”. Come on, I know I’m not the only one.
There has to be something to this ‘on the edge’ feeling. You see, most people who live on the edge either have no fears or have learned to manage their fears. Fear does not rule or dictate their lives or their decisions. These people do things like quit their jobs and travel around the world, skydive, make huge investments, etc. Now there is a negative perspective of ‘living on the edge’ referring to people who live carelessly and dangerously. The type of ‘living on the edge’ people I am referring to are those that have the level of trust it takes to not be afraid to take risks for the things they value or are passionate about. Most of the ‘living on the edge’ people I have encountered or have heard about end up having the most exhilarating experiences of their lives and end up with unheard of blessings. The world is at their fingertips and with a little bit of faith, they are not afraid to go get it! What this says to me is that my own ‘on the edge feeling’ means that God is delivering me from my fears which opens me up for my blessings! Hallelujah!
One of my favorite Bible verses that gives reference to fear comes from Joshua 1:9 and it reads, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest”. God here is telling Joshua to not be afraid…I got you. Joshua and the people were right on the edge of crossing over the Jordan into the promised land. Here on the edge, God reminds Joshua three times to trust Him, in verse 6, 7 and again in verse 9…be strong and of a good courage! Now, let me share the evidence Joshua and the people were living on the edge in that moment…in verse 14 Joshua spoke to three of the tribes and reminded them to leave their wives, their children, and their cattle on this side of the Jordan until they crossed over and possessed the land on the other side of the Jordan. Leaving behind their families and their possessions is truly a demonstration of living on the edge. When you are living on the edge, you have no safety net, no security blanket…just faith. You are totally out of your comfort zone and it’s just you and God. The ultimate measure of trust is required. But know, that this measure of trust leads you straight to a promise!
In this season, what I hear in the spirit is God saying, trust me and live on the edge because your promise is right around the corner. There is nothing to fear when you have the Lord on your side. Dare to live on the edge and start possessing the promises of the Lord!
Live out Loud,