Steps in Faith

staircaseI will be the first one to tell you that I allow fear to get in my way of God’s plans for me.  Thankfully, I am getting better and better at this each day and even more so as I get closer in my relationship with God.

“The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8.  I love His promises to us.  God is always there to guide us if we are obedient enough to follow His directions.  

The one thing I have learned a lot lately is that many times God asks us to take the first step before revealing the entire staircase.  My husband, Wade, will be the first person to say he is taking God’s plan for him one step at a time.  When God asked Wade to start going to school for ministry full time – Wade had no idea what God wanted him to do with it, but obediently he took the first step by starting school.  As time went on, God has been revealing things step by step and what His plan is for Wade.  Wade still doesn’t have the entire staircase laid out in front of him – but he is still stepping out in faith whenever God asks him to.  And that is all we can do.

God has been asking me for a long time to pursue writing – but instead of listening to God I listened to Satan who planted seeds of doubt.  I constantly thought I wasn’t good enough and allowed fear of failure and rejection to be obedient.  Not anymore! I am saying YES to God lately by starting this blog.  I have no idea what God wants me to do with writing – but I am stepping out in faith and starting with the first step in my staircase, and that would be this blog.  Today I was presented with another amazing opportunity to refine my writing skills.  I once again was faced will self doubt and fear but with some encouragement from my husband and a push from God – I stepped out in faith and enrolled myself into an online training program for Christian writers.

Prayer:  Father, thank you for your guiding direction in my life and having your hand in it.  Please take the pen and write the story of my life.  Help me take steps in faith and trust you will reveal the rest of the staircase in Your time.  In Jesus’ beautiful name, Amen.

Discussion:  What is God asking you to do that you need to take the first step on?  What is preventing you from taking that step?  If you have taken a step in faith, how has God directed your steps further?  Please share your story in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Erin

    Very happy for you Chelsey and THANK YOU for following where God is leading you because it inspires me to do the same thing. To step into His plans and our of our fear! Oh, and I love Proverbs 31 Ministries – can’t wait to hear about the program you’re going through. ❤

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  2. Laura

    I recently started the same journey in the writing program with P31 and I’m so thankful to have others taking these steps at the same time! It encourages my heart and pushes me to keep going in obedience! Thank you for sharing and stepping out on that “first step”!

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