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”
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.
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?