I don’t believe it’s any coincidence God has prompted me to take a giant leap out of my comfort zone during this Living Real series. In fact, I believe He’s used this series to equip me to follow His lead to a place that makes me nearly want to throw up.
As I venture into uncomfortable, unchartered waters, I continue to ask myself the question,
“Am I willing to follow where God leads me?”
I say I am, but really, am I? All the while praying I’m not being misguided or being led by anything or anyone but Him.
But, inside, I am anxious. Butterflies fill my stomach. It’s been awhile since I’ve felt butterflies like this. From experience I know butterflies come when God’s involved.
Friend, what is it that God is asking you to do? What’s that one thing that just doesn’t leave your mind? What brings a swarm of butterflies to your stomach? You know, I’ve found if it’s something God is calling us to do, it most always causes us to step out to where we’re uncomfortable.
Big breaths, friend. Big breaths.
Living real is following God to where we’re uncomfortable.
Yes, it might even scare us. Yes, it might not make any logical sense. And, yes, we’ll probably feel butterflies. So, what do we do? Do we step out in faith or do we stay where we’re comfortable?
I cling to a few verses in times like this.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG
For you are my rock and my fortress. So, for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3 LEB
I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there; I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you. Psalm 32:8 VOICE
Will we live real by following God into what’s uncomfortable?
I pray the answer is always yes. We’ll never regret following where God leads us. It’s okay to be uncomfortable. That’s when we and our faith grow!
Let’s take that step together, friend. God’s got us. I’m cheering you on!
If you’d like to see what’s been causing the butterflies you’ll find more information here.