By Faith: When You Choose To Step Out

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Trying something new can be intimidating, and it’s that fear of the unknown that can keep us rooted where we are. The familiar can be a time where we know of God, but aren’t living for Him. Faith means stepping out from the familiar into something new that God might have for us. When God calls us, we must be willing and ready to respond (Genesis 12:1-4). When things threaten our comfort and security, it’s common to respond with fear, as we don’t know what’s going to happen next. Yes, the unknown is scary, but we must trust that God is enough and will walk with us wherever He leads (Genesis 15:6Hebrews 11:8). When you step into the unknown, trust the God that knows you — your hopes, dreams, insecurities, fears, character. No one is unqualified from God leading us into something new (Matthew 4:18-22). It can be something big like a career change or a move, but it can also be small things like staying faithful in our everyday walks and choices. When it comes down to it, God loves it when we dare to trust Him and start exercising our faith muscles. We have the choice to live for comfort or for the Kingdom, and our hope is that you choose the latter.

Points To Ponder
1) What steps of faith is God calling me to take?
2) What is holding me back from taking those next steps?
3) What can I rely on when stepping out from the familiar?