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Yesterday, we talked a little bit about starting where you are. Personally, In the big and small aspects of life, I think this is great advice. But let’s talk about the big for a moment…it’s much easier to talk about starting where you are with something like cooking or running, because everyone has to start somewhere, and there’s usually not as much risk involved.
But what about the big things? The things that require a step, or often a leap of faith? The things that lead you down unfamiliar paths and cause you to wonder, “what on earth am I doing here?”
Those things can be terrifying.
But the wonderful thing we need to remember is that the big and small aspects of life, we are not alone.
Look at Noah for a minute. I mean, God called him to build an ark and gather up two of every animal to put into the homemade ark. Talk about overwhelming!
But just like anything in life, Noah had to start somewhere. He was willing, he was obedient and he trusted that if God was going to lead him into this, God would be with him every step of the way–and he was right! So, he picked up some wood and a hammer and got to work!
If God has put something on your heart that seems scary, new, unfamiliar, and risky, don’t be afraid. If God is calling you, He’s going to give you exactly what you need–don’t be afraid to start where you are. Trust in him and he will give you exactly what you need!
I love what Joyce Meyer says, “You do what you can do, and God will do what you cannot!”
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.