Once We Step out

When it comes to stepping out, it only takes once. Usually it is taking that first step out that is the hardest. As Newton’s law of motions states “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

Once we get going, it is easier to keep moving forward. What can help us take that first step, when staying in our comfort zone at rest is so much easier?

Remembering who whose we are. Peter reminds us that once we were not God’s people, but now we are. What child does not want to please their parent? We take risks as children because we want to make our parents proud. We also trust that they will be there if we need them when we step out.

Remembering we have obtained God’s mercy as His children.

God granting even to the unworthy favor, benefits, opportunities, and particularly salvation by Christ (G1653 – eleeō – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (KJV). Retrieved from https://www.blueletterbible.org//lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1653&t=KJV)

We can step out when we understand that being used by God is not because of anything we have done. The opportunity to step out for God is because of His favor. God gives us opportunities for our benefit, as well as for the benefit of those we are ministering too. He wants the best for us, ever time.

When we can realize that God is for us, not against us, we can step out with boldness for Him. Once we step out, it is easier to keep the momentum and just go with the flow of His Spirit.

This post is part of a 28 days series on Stepping Out inspired by the #Write28Days Blogging Challenge by Anita Ojeda.

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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6 Responses to Once We Step out

  1. Hi Jackie, I can attest to moving forward by the grace of God. As a blogger, I would like to be read a lot more than I am. After about 10 yrs. I’m still in the low double-digits with subscribers. It I didn’t trust that blogging was part of God’s plan, I would have packed it up a long time ago.

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  2. Pingback: Stepping Out #Write28Days | Restoring Voice

  3. Koko says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! That one step is major! It definitely activates the next!!! FMF#45

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  4. Amie says:

    When I was younger, and on more than one occasion, I climbed to the top of a high dive only to find myself paralyzed with fear. What I knew, but had trouble accepting,was that it only took one bold step to get it over with. Once I had done that, things would take care of themselves. In my faith, too, that first step often freaks me out! May God give me the courage to jump!

    Amie, FMF #34

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