YOUR LEAPING STYLE IS SHEPHERD!
Have you ever heard of a Trust fall? It’s when you are willing to take a risk because you know that there is support behind you that will not let you get injured or hurt. Knowing your leaping style helps you to trust fall in obedience to God. Now let’s learn more about your leaping style.
WHAT IS A SHEPHERD?
The SHEPHERD has the personality of pursuit and heart of obedience often under the guise of a calculated risk taker.
As a SHEPHERD you may feel an unsusual comfort, willingness, or call to travel to unknown places or relocate in an effort to find out what is on the other side of the unknown. As you consider the risk, you also always way to internal reward of obedience to God over acceptance by others.
This leap comes from the biblical story of Abraham. Abraham was a full-time shepherd so his leap was moving from one place to another with the security of his work but the uncertainty of what awaited him as he occupied new territory for God. God invites Abraham to take a Leap into an unfamilar territory but with provision and promise. We learn a lot about Abraham as we read through the Genesis but two things that are important to note are that Abraham knew where he was headed (see Genesis 11:31 & 12:5) he just didn’t know where he was to settle and he had provision for the journey and the stay.
We can learn so much from the Abrahams preparedness, stewardship, and obedience as leapers.
As a Shepherd, you may find yourself in situations where your vision exceeds your capacity. The nudge to relocate doesn’t make you unstable when you are being led by God, it means you are obedient. When your vision is greater than the volue of space you have to bring it, it’s time for change.
The vehicle that God may use to have you expand your capacity can come in many forms. Career relocation, family needs, even church planting. God will use whatever he knows will get your attention so that he can place you where he wants you to grow.
Understanding the strategy God gave Abraham so that you can properly prepare, plan, and execute your leap each time is key to releasing doubt, fear, and worry.
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”