Change… sometimes we love it and sometimes we don’t.  Often times, change is necessary to propel us forward into what God has purposed for our lives.  We know He has something great ahead for us, but the change required to make it there is often too frightening, too challenging, or too uncertain.  So we sit…stuck where God can’t grow us, because we don’t put our faith in His plans.

As of late, I have found myself in a season of change, and some aspects of it have not been fun.  There have been real challenges to accepting and moving through this change. There have been moments of fear, of regret, of pain.  God has called me to a place where I have had to put my trust in Him like no other time in my life. I have been called to have the confidence in Him to move forward to where He was calling me, even when I wanted to stay right where I was…because it was easier, it was my normal, it was what was expected of me.

It has taken all of my strength to move out of my familiar into His unknown.  I am stepping out in faith, knowing that God is walking right beside me. He is carrying the lamp that will light my way.  He is calling me to be bold and confident. He is calling me to expect great things. He is calling me to accept that I am capable of the extraordinary.  He is calling me to be fearless.

What is God calling you to do?  In what area of your life is He asking you to step out of what is  comfortable and familiar, and step into His unknown? Do you trust Him?  Do you believe that He will lead you only into goodness and abundance? Is your faith bigger than your fear?

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Be sure if what you hope for.  Be convinced of what you have yet to see.  Trust Him. His ways are so much bigger than our own.  And while it may be hard and you may feel some pain, change – when it is of God – is a good thing.  He will stretch you beyond what you thought you could do. He will strengthen you beyond what you could imagine.  And He will use you in ways you never thought possible. You need only believe.