To step out of the boat and begin exploring what God is asking you to do is to step out in faith and trust:
- You’re trusting that you’ve heard the voice of God.
- You’re trusting that you’ve heard God correctly.
- You’re trusting that you really are taking the “right” step.
- You’re trusting this new unknown in your life.
It’s okay if you have mixed emotions…fears…doubts. You’re going to make giant leaps forward, as well as a few steps backward. Remember that God is by your side through it all — whether you do it “right”… whether you make mistakes…on the days you’re slaying it…and all the moments in between.
To help you on your journey, God will put people in your path to encourage you, educate you, and minister to you.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (1 Thess. 5:11)
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…”(Hebrews 10:24)
Find an accountability partner or group who will pray with you, support you, talk straight to you, and help you stay on track.
- Who in your life can help you fulfill God’s purpose?
- Who can help you be accountable?
- Who can you help?
Welcome to April 1st! Our theme this month is no joke: Step Out – Grow in Faith…Become a Disciple. For this first week, we are looking at identifying and overcoming obstacles.
In order to achieve your goals, you need a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish. If you’re attempting to step out of your boat and explore, but you haven’t heard clearly from God, then we invite you to review Step #1: Stand Up – Did God Speak to Me?
Once you have clarity about what you’re exploring, it’s time to assess what’s in your way. Obstacles might be tangible such as time, money, or resources – but obstacles can also be perceived such as fear of failure, fear of success, or feelings of inadequacy.
Let’s take a look at the current situation: In these historic days, you might be faced with a myriad of obstacles that are affecting your schedule, your time available, your mental and physical health, and your resources. Remember, your obstacles – both tangible and perceived – are not a surprise to God. He might use them, move them, or help you navigate around them!
“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
You might view the current Pandemic as a huge obstacle – but what if you view it as an opportunity?
- How is God using you and growing you spiritually and professionally right where you are?
- How is God speaking to you right now?
- What is God asking you to do?
- What does God want you to hear?
Comment below or contact us if we can help you uncover God’s work in your life.