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She Seeks - Week of December 13

  • 2010 Dec 13
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{believing in the impossible}

an inspirational entry from a girl choosing to trust

Do you ever just want to play it safe?

I know that I do sometimes. If I'm being honest, I'd say that I seem to play it safe most of the time. I'm a planner and by nature I like to be prepared and know what's coming. Don't misunderstand: there's nothing wrong with planning and being prepared {in fact, it's those qualities that support my love for post-it notes, sharpies, and all things related to office supplies}. But sometimes God doesn't work that way. There are going to be times when He asks us to step outside of the confines of our day planners, post it notes, and sharpies and trust Him in a bold, daring way.

When I read through the Bible, I read about a God who did amazing and incredible things through deeply flawed people. The one thing I see they had in common is they were all willing to step out and trust. When I compare those stories to my own life or even my friends' lives it's easy to wonder if God just doesn't move that way, anymore. I don't know anyone who has seen a burning bush lately or built a gigantic boat in the middle of the desert ... and that leads me to wonder why.

Has God stopped doing incredible things through deeply flawed people or is it that we would rather play it safe?

Over a year ago, I knew without a doubt God was asking me to step down from a full-time ministry position ... a job that I absolutely loved and adored. It didn't make sense to me and it was anything but easy to step out and trust His plan when my plan seemed to make more sense. I was scared to trade in the comfortable and familiar for the great unknown, but at the same time, I was confident that this direction was from the Lord -- though my confidence itself was not enough to help me make the change.

But I knew enough about God to know that regardless of whether or not His plan made sense to me, it would always be good, because He is good. I realized that God is doing some incredible things through people today and there is nothing special or unique about them that causes God to use them over you or me. They're simply willing to be used, and they're willing to step out and trust God like never before.

Since stepping out in faith I have grown more in my relationship with the Lord than I ever have in my entire life. I'm living out the reality that stepping out with a willingness to trust God with a bold faith requires a complete and total dependence on Him. I've been asking Him to give me an audacious faith so that when He calls me, I will be ready without hesitation.

All of us have to start asking God to stretch us and give us opportunities to boldly step out and serve Him. Are you ready to step out and trust God? It's not easy {and leaving your comfort zone is never comfortable}, but it's worth it. Friend, step out and hold on with everything you've got because He wants to change your world like never before.

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ˜Matthew 19:26

Resources...

Want to read about some people who had audacious faith in the Bible? Check out ... Abraham in Genesis 12:1-9, Genesis 22:1-19 and Mary in Luke 1:26-38

Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible by Steven Furtick

We have a special surprise this week! Leave a comment here to enter the drawing for a chance to win one of ten copies of Sun Stand Still! Winners will be notified Monday, December 20th.

Amy Alley is a quite a paradox. She's a planner by nature but seeks to follow God with audacious faith and reckless abandon. She loves all things girly but also loves all things related to sports. Amy blogs about life's adventures and her journey to having an audacious faith at www.allaboutthealleys.blogspot.com

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