Take a Step of Faith and Walk in The Calling and Provision of God
God has called me to take a step of faith. I’m standing at the edge, with one foot over the precipice. Racing through my mind is if the timing is right, will I survive if I fall, and most importantly, am I following God or making my own way.
I don’t think I’m alone in this. God is constantly calling each of us to walk with Him in faith. What step is He beckoning you to take?
God told Abram to go to the land He would show him, in Genesis 12:1-7. Abram acted in faith knowing God was with Him every step of the way. You may know the calling of God, but are unsure where it will lead you. Have faith God goes with you and His plans are good.
For Joshua and the people of Israel, the way seemed obstructed until they acted on the word of the Lord. The promised land was across a river that wouldn’t stop until they literally took a step of faith into the water (Joshua 3:13-17). Even though it may seem impossible, God will make a way through every obstacle, but sometimes we have to be obedient before we see the breakthrough.
God’s asking you to take steps towards trusting Him more than you ever have before. You’ve felt the urge to take a leap of faith and share the good news of God’s love with the person that has been on your heart. And it’s time to grow in your calling and purpose, even though you may not see how it’s possible. He wants you to stretch your faith every day.
Walking in Faith
I have three kids, two girls and a boy. The girls are 5 and 3 years old, and my son is 15 months. Right now he’s learning how to walk. What’s funny is he could have walked a couple months ago. He’s been standing up and balancing for a while. But something kept him from taking his first step.
You may not have taken a step of faith in some time. You are standing up, getting your balance, and thinking to yourself, if I take this step, am I going to fall on my face?
When my son took his first timid, wobbly, step, and immediately fell, my wife and I praised him saying, “Good job! You can do this!” We were full of joy.
If you fall down after taking a step of faith, God is no less happy with you. He’s right there with you, comforting you, encouraging you on—pleased with His faithful child.
Now my son’s not afraid of falling anymore. He’s getting steady and more comfortable walking. With each step of faith, you will get more comfortable walking with God and in His plans for you.
One Step of Faith After Another
“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
—Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT)
Let’s not look back, but continue from one step of faith to the next until we finish this race.
My friend, Chris Hendrix, is a man of faith. He writes a devotional every day of the week at DevotionsByChris.com. I was blessed to get to design the cover and formatting for his new book called Devotional Guide to Stretching Your Faith: 14 Daily Motivational Challenges to Stepping Out and Fulfilling Your Purpose. This powerful two-week devotional will strengthen your faith as well as give practical tools for following God. Pick up a copy on Amazon, and help Chris out by leaving a review!
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THANKS JOHN FOR THIS INSPIRING WORD! IT IS RIGHT WHERE I AM!
You’re welcome! So glad it spoke to you! I’m excited to hear what God is doing in your life.
I love the picture of a baby trying to walk being us and God encouraging and laughing with us along the way! Thanks for this picture John!????
Thanks, Molly! Yeah, it’s funny as parents we think, “Come on, just walk. You got this!” I imagine we are even safer with God when He is asking us to take a step of faith.
One step of faith to the next until we finish this race – amen!
Amen! Thanks, Andrea!