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Stepping Out and Finding Out – Part 2 – October 22 Devotions

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It’s always interesting to me when themes arise and are prevalent in the blogosphere, among people who have never met one another, who “just happen” to connect in blogging communities and visit other blogs to find out, “Hey, I just blogged about that, too!”

One theme that I’ve noticed– and even blogged about a few days ago–is the idea of stepping out and finding out. Feeling a nudge or pull to go in some direction, not being entirely certain, yet knowing you have to take that step of faith to find out for sure.

 

 

So onto this devotional, with this blog post aptly named as part 2 of that idea of stepping out and finding out …

 

“Perhaps God has been speaking to you

about some changes in your life

and you want them, but you are afraid.

I want to encourage you not to be afraid to step out.

Go through the doors He is opening.

You may even have to take a few steps in some direction

and see if a door previously closed

will open as you approach it.

Maybe you have a little direction from God,

but you don’t see the full picture.

God leads step by step.

He may never show you step two until you take step one.

I am not advocating doing foolish things,

but I do encourage you to find the balance

between living in fear and living in wisdom.

God is progressive…

When I am faithful over the little thing,

 

He shows me the next step,

and by then, my faith has grown to be able to handle it.

Don’t spend all your life looking back

and wishing you had tried different things

or done things differently.

Wondering what could have been

is a lonely feeling.

Don’t live your whole life hearing about

what everyone else is doing

and wondering what it could be like.

You are not going to be able  to do everything,

but step out in God’s timing

into the things you feel He is leading you into.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

This devotional is so similar to the other recent one, yet it’s a different devotional written years apart from  the other one.  Again, it’s interesting when concepts like this become popular and relevant, and then cycle around once again. We can’t really change or improve our place in life, or ourselves personally, unless we’re willing to take action and take that first step of faith to find out if that’s the right direction or path for us at any particular time.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Back on this topic of stepping out and finding out – do you take that step eagerly, or do you hold back in fear and uncertainty?

27 Comments

  1. Robin Masshole mommy

    I feel like people come into our lives for a reason. I truly believe that.

    22 . Oct . 2015
  2. Elizabeth O.

    It’s always important that you take action, if not no change will happen in your life and you’ll just be part of the same cycle over and over again. I love the quotes for today! Very motivating.

    22 . Oct . 2015
  3. Bonnie Dillaboug

    I loved your post. I am so intensely involved right now in moving forward with my academy and so grateful for opportunities that have come my way and serendipitous tools and resources that have come about as a result of my focus and hard work.

    Gratitude is key. Wake up every morning already grateful for a new opportunity to make a difference. Keep on blogging, kiddo. You have a great style and a lot of really good information. I’ll be back.
    Bonnie Dillaboug recently posted..Is Your Teaching Keeping Up With Technology?

    22 . Oct . 2015
  4. Leanne@crestingthehill

    I love the idea that our God is “a progressive God” and he will encourage and support us if we step out (with wisdom)
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    22 . Oct . 2015
  5. tara pittman

    You have to make the change to change something.
    tara pittman recently posted..Trick-or-treat Give Me Something Good To Eat At Bonefish Grill

    22 . Oct . 2015
  6. Shann Eva

    As I get older, I’m more willing to take risks and step outside of my comfort zone. More risk equals more rewards a lot of the time.
    Shann Eva recently posted..A new look coming to Shann Eva’s Blog.

    22 . Oct . 2015
  7. rika

    I agree…. don’t give up and keep trying but we must try another way to succeed
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    23 . Oct . 2015
  8. polenation

    this is actually what I keep on reminding myself about. Admittedly, I may look tough to many of my peers, in terms of stepping out of the comfort zone. Thus my blog was born, for me to be reminded.
    polenation recently posted..A Storm is an Opportunity

    23 . Oct . 2015
  9. Francene Stanley

    When several people do the same thing or follow the same theme, and they’re isolated from each other, maybe a higher consciousness is influencing them.
    I’m thinking of great inventions like the radio, or great painters, or physicians discovering the same technique.

    23 . Oct . 2015
  10. victoria

    I love this post and i am realizing in my life. Be grateful for what you have i always complain in the little things. but the little things was important

    23 . Oct . 2015
  11. Mykidsguide

    These are very inspiring quotes. It’s healthy to step out of your comfort zone from time to time. You will even be surprised that you can do so much more than you think you can.
    Mykidsguide recently posted..Your Complete Guide to the Hottest November 2015 DVD Releases

    23 . Oct . 2015
  12. Alana

    I have been moving forward in a new direction in my life. Not by choice, but it is going to take me places where I will learn, and grow, in new ways. One step at a time.
    Alana recently posted..Falling Friday – Never Too Young

    23 . Oct . 2015
  13. Lexie Lane

    Very inspiring and motivational post, anything happen for a reason.
    Lexie Lane recently posted..Why it’s not OK to ask “any kids yet?”

    23 . Oct . 2015
  14. Claudette

    I am a big risk taker so I will always follow my heart.
    Claudette recently posted..Empty – Is that How You Feel?

    23 . Oct . 2015
  15. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    I totally agree that you can’t find out unless you step out. I try and go out and discover on my own but my insecurities also makes it tough for me. I do know also that God has a plan for my life and with his help I can overcome anything.
    Amanda || Growing Up Madison recently posted..6 Reasons Why You’re Overeating

    23 . Oct . 2015
  16. Angie Scheie

    I love the quote “God leads step by step”. So true. I guess it depends on the situation if I step out eagerly or with fear, but learning to listen and wait on God for when to move is a work in progress!
    Angie Scheie recently posted..How To Have A Guilt Free Halloween With This Healthy Halloween Smoothie

    23 . Oct . 2015
  17. Shaylee @ Data Nerds

    I whole heartedly agree with that quote! If you keep doing what you’ve always done you will get the same results! Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone for things to really change 🙂
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    23 . Oct . 2015
  18. Chanelle

    I love the quotes you included in this post. I do think the decison to step out on faith. We go thru seasons of growth, failure etc. I think there is an ebb and flow to it all.
    Chanelle recently posted..Jammin’ Green Smoothie

    23 . Oct . 2015
  19. Julia

    It is our actions that really define us, not merely our intentions. I think that is why in the Bible we are told that Faith without works is dead.
    Julia recently posted..Common Fears of Homeschooling Parents and How to Overcome Them.

    23 . Oct . 2015
  20. Barbara Bianchi

    Excellent quotes today. It’s so important to continue to be productive everyday as the Lord leads. I always look at new projects with enthusiasm. 🙂
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    23 . Oct . 2015
  21. Wendy

    Things have been changing not by my choice. I will be relying on God to get me thru.

    23 . Oct . 2015
  22. Eileen Kelly

    I feel everything happens for some reason. Some things I don’t understand why – like a young person passin away or suffering from illness. I got sick three years ago and somedays I say – it actually helped me to really value my health and family. Beautiful post as always – thank you for sharing

    23 . Oct . 2015
  23. Amber NElson

    That is very inspirational. I needed this for sure.
    Amber NElson recently posted..The Best Candle Scents for Fall

    23 . Oct . 2015
  24. Erika

    Trying new things and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone is so important.
    Erika recently posted..10 autumn essentials you can find on asos.com

    23 . Oct . 2015
  25. mya.k

    I believe that everything happens for a reason.

    24 . Oct . 2015
  26. rocky

    I totally agree!! thanks for sharing
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    27 . Oct . 2015
  27. Urvi

    I love your “new day new you” poem. I can totally relate some of the things to my life experience
    Urvi recently posted..Elkhart Lake – The Racing town

    28 . Oct . 2015

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