Stepping out on faith.....knowing the level you're on is stability, your comfort zone, often causes hesitation.......what if, becomes the question. Your uncertainty becomes the obstacle, your lack of knowing what is to come becomes the obstacle, your lack of trust.....what happened to that step you took....based on faith.
Most of life's challenges are faced with the assurance we can accomplish the goal as it is presented. We can move on feeling we identified the source of the situation, made a decision about what had to be done, went about handling the matter, and were satisfied with the results. Then there are few that need us to use our knowledge, experience, skills, advice or help from others......however we still seek satisfaction. We face these challenges willingly with no fears of failure. Every now and then we are stumped, stuck behind that one challenge, that pillar of adversity that questions our faith in ourselves, our resources, our willingness to accept the possibility that we may fail. Our solution is to step out on faith.
Regardless of our belief in a higher power, astrology, or fate, we want to look into our future and see our dreams unfold. We want to be able to write our tomorrows with a happy ending. We make ourselves comfortable with what we have even when stepping out on faith may bring us more. We avoid the pain of losing by making valid excuses for not moving forward. We put on blinders to what surrounds us, focusing only on one way to progress. Following the path less traveled is believed to be a detour to no where, only because we believe that is why no one has ventured this route. We travel in groups, those who like us watch others achieve, never taking control of our own destiny. We don't want to step out. We hear that voice within......"What would the group say? What would they think if I failed?"
Stepping out on faith......walking through a maze of opportunities, crossing the paths of our experiences as a reminder we've done this and that before.....we've got to walk another way, turn a different corner, set a different pace, can't keep doing it the same expecting different results.....we walk aimlessly but we keep stepping.
Stepping out on faith.....counting on self. Counting on our devotion and commitment to confront challenges both big and small without complaints......understanding "this too shall pass". Stepping out on faith......simply because we believe we can. Living day by day with God as our lead, prayer as our support, and His word as our comfort. Stepping out on faith.....realizing every step we take is a blessing. Our defeats, our struggles, our stumbles and falls don't matter........once we take a step we have walked away from our addictions, our trouble, our misunderstandings, and will gain just because we have faith. We can do so much more without the doubt, the naysayers voices, the need to be among those who remain lost in their own maze. I'm living and believing, what about you? Keep Stepping........