Steps to Faith
Learning the steps to faith, is learning to step OUT in faith and it takes Boldness. I believe we have many opportunities that are put out there for us to have or do. Learning to be brave enough to step out in faith to receive these opportunities is where our boldness and trust come in.
You need to begin to believe in yourself and to believe you can have or be anything you want to be.
God has a lifestyle that he intended for you. For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-12
He doesn't want you to barely get by. He is the God Called El Shaddai, The God of more than enough. He doesn't want us to be satisfied with what we have. He is the God of increase and he wants to give you the desires of your heart. So what is it that you want? A new job, a new house, if it is good the Lord wants to help you get it.
How can this be a part of Self Development
1. It takes action. The desire alone isn't enough. It takes you to do your part and God to do the other. God gave you the desire (His Part) now you need to act on it. (your part). Remember we are only talking about good things.. satan likes to put the wrong desires out there too. He will work very hard to mess you up but if you ever question which spirit is telling you something you can test the spirits. 1 John 4:1-3.
2. Step out in Faith. This is your part. So many people are waiting on God thinking he will do it all. Well, It's a Partnership. It takes TWO. He did his part with the desire and now it's your turn. God operates just the opposite of what we think. God is waiting on us to step out in faith and trust him. Once you finally step out and take a chance he will be there showing you the next step. Even when it looks impossible he will have a way. We have to learn to believe, trust, and have faith and not be afraid (fear is not of the Lord)to step out. If you really want your dreams you have to litterly go after them. He's waiting on you!
3.Step out even if you are afraid.(remember fear is not of the Lord) I think you will see that if you take a step, he will take a step. It seems almost like a test. Do you have faith or not? Will you take a step, and then another and another. With each step another door opens. What I have found is WEIRD THINGS HAPPEN. When it's weird, it's probably God. He seems to use the most unusual things and ways to get you to where you want to go. Isaiah 55:8 tells us. His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways his ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are his ways higher than our ways and his thoughts than our thoughts.
Another verse that helps me get through this is Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
He is waiting to help you and tell you what to do.
4. It's truly in your hands.
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