Tag: faith

On Doubt

Doubt’s a terrible thing, isn’t it?  You have a decision to make.  You think about it long and hard.  You might even pray.  You calculate the cost, seek wise counsel and finally you’re ready to take the plunge.  You set things in motion.  You pass the point of no return.  And then one small, insignificant, possibly completely unrelated thing happens and you’re thinking, what’s the point?  Why do I bother?  Won’t it just be better to pack up my things and go somewhere else?  And suddenly you’re not sure.  You wonder whether you had made the right choice.  You start second-guessing yourself. Continue reading “On Doubt”

On Taking the Plunge

The thing is, I have reached a point where I don’t really care whether I sink or not.  I’m at a place where even drowning seems better that staying in the boat.  I’ve been sitting in the boat for so long, doing the right thing, being careful and responsible, rocking it now and again, but backing off the moment someone starts complaining or it seems like we’re about to capsize.  Maybe it’s time to just get out.  If I sink, then I sink.  If I don’t, well, the possibilities are endless, aren’t they?

Don’t you just sometimes feel like risking it all on an off chance?  I think the reason why there are so few truly great people out there is because so few people are willing to risk it on an idea, on a dream. Continue reading “On Taking the Plunge”

On First Steps

There’s probably nothing as frightening and at the same time as exhilarating as a first step – the knowledge that you are about to do something completely new, that you have never done before.  It’s a truly unique combination of the thrill and the paralysing terror of the unknown.

It makes me thinks of the story in the Bible when Peter walked on water.  I can only imagine what he must have felt.  On the one hand, there’s the thrill of knowing he’s about to do something that no human being has ever done.  On the other, the mind-numbing terror because there’s a very good reason why no human being has ever done that – we sink! Continue reading “On First Steps”