• Michael Orange

Only at the Precipice We Change...

I was watching the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” starring Keanu Reeves. At one point in the movie, I found a comment very moving and it made me think about faith and where each of us is with our own faith.


“It's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve.” (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Have you ever questioned where you are with your faith? Have you come to a point in your life where you are standing at a precipice wondering what should you do? Should you change your life? I think we have all come to that place, at some point, in regard to our faith. Many times we stand on that ledge, unwilling to take a leap, or too afraid to make the commitment to God. Why?

We are beings that want to know what is hidden behind doors. We want to know that if we follow a path, there is a clear destination. We want to know what that end is. I wish I could say it is easy with our faith but that isn’t how God works.  God gives us everything, including free will. It is our choice to follow Him or not. It is our choice to grow and mature in our trust of God or stay rooted to the cliff unable to step out in faith. Have you asked yourself if you want to know more about your faith? Do you want to grow closer to God? Do you have a longing in your heart to experience more?  Our faith was given as a gift from God. If we really want to explore our faith then we can’t help but change. We must close our eyes and ask God to help us as we take a step off this ledge and into His arms. A precipice will not define us. If you can let go and trust God, you will be secure in His love. Do you want to know Him? There is an old saying, “You get out of life what you put into it.” Your faith life is worth the extra effort. So, are you standing at the precipice of your faith? Are you afraid? It’s all right! We all have anxious points in our lives. It is what you do next that will make the difference. Are you going to continue to stand there or are you going to change…advance. Allow that little fire (The Spirit!) in your heart to move you forward to say, “Yes!  God help me to know you more. Help me to change. I am afraid because I cannot see what is next. Help me to grab You by the hand as I take this step off the precipice. Help me to grow in my faith.” I believe, when you allow God to take control, things will become clearer. Your faith will grow. You will hear His words more clearly. So, are you ready? May you be grace-filled today and every day.