Take a Step of Faith

This entry is part 30 of 28 in the series Leadership

Hoops College Readers,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. The past couple months have been extremely hectic. The blog has taken a definite back seat to other much more important things. Maybe I’ll take time at some point to write about them in detail. Over the last couple of years, I’ve written about basketball, coaching, and offense. I will pick back up with some of those topics at some point. Right now, I want to take a minute to encourage each one of you to take a step. Take a step into the unknown. Take a step into the uncomfortable. Take a step of faith. Take a step with God.

It’s not easy. In fact, it’s really hard. It’s fun. It’s nerve-wracking. It’s exhilarating. It’s stressful. It’s liberating. It’s demanding. It’s emotionally draining. It’s inspirational. It will make you laugh. It will even make you cry. If you really want to live, if you really want to love, if you really want to find out what the possibilities are, you have to be willing to take a step.

For too long I lived comfortably. The whole time I was being prepared for something that I never saw coming. I’ve been hypnotized, blind sided and mesmerized. At the same time, my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of possibilities. I’m taking a step, and it’s an amazing ride.

A little over a year ago, I met the love of my life. I will marry her in less than three weeks. The way she has affected my life could never be described completely.

In short, she challenged me to take a step. It’s a step I’ve known I needed to take. It’s a step that she is encouraging me to take every day. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know I’m going exactly where I’m supposed to go.

Our human nature influences us to be comfortable. It drives us to make poor decisions. It encourages us to do things that aren’t so good for us.

I love her for so many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is that she’s honest with me and holds me accountable. She has asked me some pretty simple questions that have had some pretty obvious answers and held me accountable to those conclusions.

I can’t wait to start my life with her. I can’t wait for her to challenge me again just when I need it. I know the next step will be easier because I’ve taken this one. For now, I just need to make sure I complete this one.

This isn’t about X’s and O’s. It’s not about a drill. It’s about having faith, just a little bit. I don’t have as much faith as the size of a mustard seed. I haven’t moved any mountains yet. In fact, I’m a ways off from having that much, but I’m working on it. Little by little, day by day, I’m working on having that much faith. One day, I will. One day I will move mountains. For now, I’m loving, I’m living, and I’m growing.

I hope you will take that step that you’ve always wanted to take. I hope you will take that step that you’ve always known you needed to take but for some reason just couldn’t let yourself. I can’t tell you where it will take you, but I know it’s exactly where you’re supposed to go.

Take a step of faith. Take a step with God. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

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