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Devotional: Stepping Out

Christian Women's Devotion on Stepping out in Faith

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Read: Matthew 14: 22-34 (NKJV)

This passage is a perfect illustration of stepping out of our comfort zones and going into the unfamiliar.

Like Peter getting out of the boat and actually walking on water, He stepped out of His comfort zone (boat) and went into unfamiliar territory. That is how we can feel when God calls us into an area that is unfamiliar to us. But this is how God can stretch us in our faith. He wants to expand our borders to maybe try new things. It can be really scary. We may even start to sink as Peter did. But if we don't ever get out of the boat, we will never know the new things God wants to do in and through us. He has so much in store for us, more than we could ever dream of.

What has God placed in your heart that you feel you should be doing, or maybe like to try? Are you holding back for fear of the unknown? What small steps can you take in pursuing it? You know, it only takes one small step at a time. God gently leads us. He doesn't expect the whole 'dream' or 'vision' to be birthed and made fully completed over night. Often, we just need to take small steps at a time. As we are willing to take those steps, He will begin to open doors that we are ready to go through.

Commit these things to the Lord. Ask Him to show you in what ways you could be making steps toward the dream becoming a reality. He will show you, and you may find that it is something you may be able to handle at this point. Remember it's the small things, the small steps, that will get us started. So today, decide in your heart, you'll start 'stepping out'.

© By M.S.Lowndes

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him. - Psalm 37:23-24 (AMPC)

May you direct each step I take
As I leave my comfort-zone
And go into unfamiliar places,
The areas, to me, unknown.

© By M.S.Lowndes

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