I go to lots of AA meetings. Topics come up at each one and sometimes the same topic threads through several meetings which to me means 'The Great Mystery' is using group consciousness to get a higher thought going.
This weeks topic was a leap of faith. Members of various degrees of sobriety shared and several ideas of what is meant by a leap of faith came up. Newer people would state that they did not know how to do that---older members would elaborate on how they got there but one member, who has 41 years of sobriety, pointed out that a leap of faith is not a series of little hops from one side of the canyon to the other.
Picture yourself standing on a ledge on the 'wrong' side of life----you are in trouble drinking/drugging, getting into alot of trouble, you know something has to change. Then picture yourself being given a chance to choose a better way of life but that better way is way over there on the other side of a very large canyon. You look down and it is very deep down there if you fall.
If you trust in the fact that you will survive the leap and not fall then you are in the process of a leap of faith. This is not an easy choice. It takes tremendous courage, faith and trust. If you in AA you will get that support from the sober members and from a sponsor.
Go ahead, talk it out, think about it, grab a sponsor and leap. Welcome to the better side of life!