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Is God Waiting On You to Take The First Step?

God is Waiting On You

You’re waiting on God, but what if God is waiting on you to take the first step?

God is Waiting On You

Over the last couple of months God has been taking me through a faith walk.  

It is important to Him that we as His children are always moving forward in faith instead of languishing in doubt and so I appreciate this journey.

He has been leading me to specific passages of scripture that would help strengthen me during this next phase in my growth with Him.

One story in particular that He has led me to pour over recently is taken from 2 Kings 7. This particular passage of scripture deals with the four leprous men who were sitting outside the city languishing because a serious famine had overtaken the land. 

However, in the midst of their circumstance they decided that enough was enough. They were no longer going to sit in despair and wait for death.  They were going to get up and move into the enemy camp and was ready to face whatever came their way. After all, it had to be better than where they were.

So as they made a move in faith God in turn made a move.  He caused such a raucous that the enemy camp thought that a mighty convergence of powerful armies were coming their way and they left everything behind.  All the food, the gold and silver, the animals and tents—everything good and valuable was left behind.

The word that God wanted me to share with you today is “Get up and press forward in faith.”

So many times, we miss our blessings and the miracles of God because we are content staying where we are, instead of moving forward when God is calling us to do so.

Had these four men in this story stayed where they were they would have surely died, but because they were willing to take small steps of faith God honored their action and blessed them with an abundant harvest. 

Although, it is often easy to sit in despair in the midst of trying situations, the real mark of faith is one that says “No matter what I face, I am going to get up and press forward.”

Real faith has an expectant attitude.  It doesn’t look at the situation, it looks at God. 

It recognizes that He is able and takes steps that honors that truth.

In 2015, my family and I were facing homelessness and had less than a month to secure new housing.  The thought of the unknown was beyond terrifying, but we honored God by moving forward and He opened a door that propelled us unto home ownership. 

Had we stayed or kicked up a fuss we never would have experienced His goodness and faithfulness in such an awesome way.

I don’t know what distressing situations that you may find yourself in today.

The sky literally could be falling down around you, but it is my prayer that you will purpose it in your heart as these leprous men did and say enough is enough and move forward. 

Always remember that there is better in front of you than could ever be in back of you. 

34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Theresa Nyirongo

    April 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Oh yes!

  2. Ally Ray

    April 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Amen thank you for sharing ❤ xxx

  3. Grace Nafuna

    April 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    AMEN, thx alot for your posts.

  4. Ester Wahyuningsih

    April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    True! Amen!

  5. Sophia Kater Benson

    April 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Christine Joy Hartman

  6. Lynn Wambu

    April 23, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Amen.

  7. Lisa Hernandez

    April 23, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Wonderful article, thank you!!

  8. Hlupekire Nangoma Phiri

    April 23, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Amen…..

  9. Sheritha Cooper

    April 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Thank you this was a true blessing and I was wondering why I I’m woke at 3:30 in the morning trying to figure out what is it the Lord telling me

  10. Tish Sercl-Snowball

    April 23, 2017 at 6:03 am

    I so needed this!!

  11. Monica Makuvise

    April 23, 2017 at 5:01 am

    BIG AMEN

  12. Angela Sen

    April 23, 2017 at 3:57 am

    What if you don’t know what “move forward” is for you?

  13. Ginger Doan

    April 23, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Brooke Sexton

  14. Jennifer Quetant

    April 23, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Amazing

  15. Matti Guity

    April 23, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Amen!

  16. Denise Keith

    April 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Yes

  17. Keena Layne

    April 22, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Take it ! Then Trust !

  18. Brina Doc

    April 22, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Amen

  19. Valerie Dearborn

    April 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Yessssssss Lord !!!!!

  20. Lerato H Motshwanedi

    April 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Ooh yes

  21. Frances Jones

    April 22, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Amen Amen.

  22. Kim Colclough

    April 22, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Lia Wilkins

  23. Portia Mpumie Williams

    April 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Yes!!!

  24. Deb Smith

    April 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Amen

  25. Bunmi Olomofe

    April 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Amen

  26. Elizabeth Ssenkaayi

    April 22, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Amen

  27. Clement Ngoma

    April 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Amen

  28. Lorna Marie Lariviere

    April 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

  29. Reitumetse Tummie Maleka

    April 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Give it to God and rest…Let Go and Let God…!

  30. Terry Daley

    April 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Amen

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