I have had this message on my heart for the past couple of days now. The reason I did not post it was because I really wanted to sit with it for awhile so that it could resonate in and within my spirit. It has been an interesting week full of the weirdest occurrences. Today is Thursday and on Monday I spent most of the day tending to my ill daughter and had to drive an hour to her physician’s appointment. I was not pleased with his course of treatment but did my best to follow ‘physician’s orders’.
On Tuesday it was an extremely rough day and in the early afternoon I had the most horrible thing happen. I was holding our new puppy BROOKLYN who is a 10 week old Bichon Frise’. As I was preparing to hand her over to my father, she jumped out of my arms did a flip and landed hard onto the hard-wood floor. She yelped and cried so much and just cried and cried. I scooped her up and literally I could feel her pain. She was definitely in shock and I was mortified. Bringing harm to living creatures (human being and every other living creature) is something I absolutely feel into the depths of my soul as an empath. It is the part of my gifts and callings that is the most difficult to contend with. I cried with her and realized within the hour that I should take her to the animal hospital. So I did. She had a strained neck and right front elbow. They gave me meds and she spent the rest of the day quiet and seemingly dismayed.
By yesterday she was back to normal and not going to the bathroom outside (LOL). On last evening my daughter came into my room and said she had been dealing with a pain in her eye since the day before (without telling me) and that pain had become intense and moved over the side of her face. Her asthma was pretty bad. So needless to say I spent all of last night into the early of this morning (4am) in the emergency room with her. She is doing much better today. As I went this morning to run errands, do banking, and grocery shopping for tonight’s dinner I reflected once again on the message I wanted to relay about leaps and bounds.
I realized that what happened with our puppy happens all the time with us as human beings. We become so overjoyed and excited with who or what is awaiting us that we just want to leap towards it without considerations….never understanding that if we are not fully developed that those leaps could actually bring more harm to us than good – or the other side of that… if who or what we are leaping towards is not fully developed, focused or prepared, then they could very well be in a position conducive to NOT BEING THERE to catch you, greet you, meet you, or be ready for you… which again can bring strain and pain to both entities.
I learned that every leap we make is a leap of faith. And even when we are seemingly not as prepared as we thought we were or should be, that even with the strains of the outcome, things will certainly return to their normal pace soon thereafter. When what we are leaping towards is not ready for our arrival it can be disheartening but remember that ALL THINGS HAPPEN FOR THE GOOD and there is a beautiful life lesson in every set of circumstances.
I have learned that when I’ve gone out on limbs and taken leaps of faith, I too have been left alone out on the limbs to be pained and strained with disappointment, hurt, despair, and regret. THOSE ARE ALL LIES and DECEPTIONS to stop you from being your best you and living your best life. It is the twistedness of the adversary and his adversity to crush the faith you have in what you believe, in what you know, and in who you are. OVERCOME that voice and heed to the whisper that gave you the courage to jump in the first place. When you have displayed courage and found that expectations of outcomes were not met, know that it is for your perfecting and fortitude at the very least. At the very most it turns into a testimony used to help others.
The greatest tragedy one could ever live with is having lived a life where there were no leaps of faith taken. The person who always plays it safe is the one who will always lose because they are the ones left behind to watch others capture and gain what’s coming to them and what God has for them. So I say, even if in your younger years you experienced a hurt, pain, or strain from leaping don’t let that be the staggering characteristic that prevents you from moving forward. If you do, then you are allowing your past to dictate your future. Trust and believe in who you are and all that is great awaiting your arrival. It takes more courage to persevere than it does to succumb. As for your destiny: chase it, run towards it. leap farther in your faith than you ever have before and cross that finish line to destiny. It’s fixed where it is and waiting on you.!