Trust and move 1

'I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit.' John 15:16 NIV

Stepping out of our comfort zone can feel risky and scary. But God wants us to step out and do great things for his Kingdom. We tend to prefer comfortable routines and traditions, but God has so much more for our lives. Jesus says: 'I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit - fruit that will last' (John 15:16 NIV). God has chosen us to do his work, fruitfully. That's an incredible thought. The God who knows all about us - every good and bad thought and action, every mistake, every second of our past and every detail of our future - chose us.

We each have individual gifts and skills, so God's calling is tailored for each person. We might feel like we can't do what God's calling us to do, but he equips us. We just need to trust that he'll provide and that he'll be with us at all time. The Bible says: 'So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you' (Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT). And that's a promise.

Once we realise that we can trust God to go ahead of us, it's easier to step out and do the things he's calling us to do.

So what now? Ask God to show you what his next step for you is, and for courage to take that step. Pray that prayer for the next few days. Go on, trust and move!

Soulfood: 1 Tim 1-3 John 5:16-30 Ps 5 Pro 24:8-9,

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