Stepping out in Faith
I am not a risk taker. I don’t go searching for adventure. I like to have a very detailed plan and a backup plan. I find comfort in not having to guess about anything. I want to know exactly what I need to do to get from point A to point B.
God doesn’t always work like that.
In my experience God just says go or do.
I want to be obedient to His calling on my life. I want to serve and be a blessing to many people. But I also wants to know all the details. I have a hard time taking that first step when I don’t know the end game.
This season has been a lot of me learning the value in stepping out on faith. This is good.
I feel like I’ve been standing on a the edge of the cliff waiting for God to do something wonderful in my life. Over the past year there have been times when He has given me clear and specific directions to follow. But the closer that I get to the edge of the cliff the less of the plan He chooses to share.
Honestly that has caused a lot of fear and anxiety. I’m worried that I have misheard His directions. I’m worried about failing. I’m worried about making a mistake. I’m afraid that if I take that step off the cliff I’m going to fall.
I’m having a crisis of faith.
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT
I definitely believe that God is going to fulfill every promise that He has given to me. I know that He is able. But I have been struggling with those things that I can’t see. My human eyes are having a hard time catching up with my spiritual eyes.
I have to remind myself that God’s ways are not my ways. And that if I could figure out the way to victory on my own I wouldn’t need Him. That’s where trust and surrender come in. Those are two keys to blind faith in God.
So I keep walking, one baby step at a time towards the voice of my Heavenly Father. He simply says “Come, my daughter”. I know that like Peter, as long as I keep my eyes on the Lord I will be safe. And I also know that if I fall He will be right there to catch me. Stepping out on faith is a blessed thing.
If God has promised you something, hold onto His word. Trust that He knows the way even when you can’t see it. Take that leap of faith knowing that you will be safe in His loving arms.