Trust and move (1)

18 October 2018
‘I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit.’

Stepping out of our comfort zones can be really challenging. It can feel like a risk. And we can feel afraid. But God wants us to step out for Him, to do things for His kingdom. If we never move, we never achieve anything. We’re stuck in routines, in traditions and in what we’re comfortable with. God has so much more for our lives than this. In John 15, Jesus says: ‘I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last’. God has chosen us to do His work. That’s an incredible thought. God who knows all about us, every thought, every action, every mistake, every second of our past and every detail of our future, chose us. And has appointed us to bear fruit. Some of the fruit we should bear are the fruits of the Spirit (you can find these in Galatians 5). But other fruit that we bear will look different for each of us. It depends on our individual gifts and skills. God’s calling is right 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 times. 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, it’s easier to step out and do the things He’s calling us to do. God’s calling us to trust Him and then to move. Will you trust and move today?


What Now?

Write out a prayer to God asking Him to show you what He wants you to step into, and asking for the courage to trust and move. Pray that prayer for the next few days.

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