Stepping Out and Finding Out – October 18 Devotions
Happy Sunday! How is your day going? Fall weather is definitely here in Maine! My hubby Dave and I went out to breakfast this morning at our favorite little diner, and he had to scrape frost off the car windows when he went out to warm up the car! The grass was “crunchy” with frost, which fascinated our dogs. It’s still only 39 degrees (11:30am as I write this) and it’s supposed to drop into the low 20s tonight. Yes, fall is here in all its glory and typical weather!
Have you ever wondered about what your next step should be, in any area of life? Sometimes the only way to find out is to take a step of faith in that direction!
Onto Sunday’s devotional thought…
“There are times in life when you must take a step in order to find out,
one way or another, what you should do.
Some doors will never open unless you move toward them.
At other times, you may take a step
and find that God will not open the door.
If you trust Him for guidance and the door opens easily,
you can trust that He is leading you
to enter the opportunity before you.
Sometimes the only way to discover God’s will
is to practice ‘stepping out and finding out.’
If you have prayed about a situation
and still don’t know what you should do,
take a step of faith.
We can stand before an automatic door at a supermarket
and look at it all day,
but it won’t open until we step forward
to trigger the mechanism.
Trust God, take a step, and see if the door opens!”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending the Day Right”
In this devotional, I like that example about the automatic door – you can look at it all day, but it won’t open until you step forward. It seems many areas of life are like that, where you have to take that step of faith to indicate your commitment. I don’t think the concept of “stepping out to find out” advocates being reckless or doing something dangerous, but rather exercising faith and confidence.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you agree with the concept of “stepping out to find out” what you should do in or with your life? Do you think fear and lack of confidence interfere with taking that step forward?