When reaching for your destiny, you need something like a pole-vaulter’s pole—something that will propel you higher than you could go on your own.
That pole is faith. It is faith in God’s Word, faith in His character, and faith that He will do what He has said He will do. Use the pole of faith to get where you need to go. When you do, you will learn how to soar.Tony Evans, Called for a Purpose
Faith gives us additional power to rise higher than our own natural abilities, as shown in this analogy between a high jumper and pole vaulter.
Faith gives us spring to help propel us. It empowers hope and strengthens our goals. It not only helps us reach our destiny, it is essential.