Jump to the Other Side

“Do you have fear?”  These were the words I heard my Guatemalan guide ask me as we were quickly trying to get down the monstrous volcano we had climbed before the sunset.  We did not want to be on the mountain in the dark.

“Do you have fear?” My first thought was, “Why is he asking me that? And how should I respond?”  Being the one who was there to mentor him, I did not want to appear that I was afraid, incapable, or unwilling to take on whatever challenge was behind that question.  So, I spoke up and replied, “No.”

“Then let’s JUMP!”  What?  There beside us on the mountain was a deep chasm.  When you looked down all you could see was darkness.  On the other side was volcanic ash.  His plan was that we jump over to the other side of this abyss and slide down the mountain to save time.  Again, we did not want to be on the mountain when the sunset.  

Immediately, he jumped and motioned for me to do the same.  I knew at that moment two things could happen, I would make it or fall to my death.  I was scared to jump and I was scared not to.  My guide was already on the other side.  I needed him to continue my decent of the mountain.  So, taking a few steps back and with my eyes shut, I ran making a giant leap over what seemed to be endless sustaining lunge over the chasm.  Landing on my feet, I rejoiced with him that I made it!

Today I hear the Spirit say, JUMP!  He is already on the other side, motioning you to take the giant leap of faith.  Though you feel your heart beating out of your chest- JUMP.  Though you may hear many voices of all the worst things that could happen- JUMP.  I recently read a quote that says, “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”

So, go for it!  The Holy Spirit is already there on the other side and will continue to lead you in the way you should go.  Be brave and remember, it’s a good time to be you!

Unlock Your Full Potential


We believe in you!

Whether you lead a team, manage a home, or developing your personal self and identity, we believe in your dreams, purpose, and vision. There is greatness inside of you and your team. We are honored to participate in discovering that greatness. The world is waiting for is inside of you!