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Step Out and Find Out

From Joyce Meyer
Step Out and Find Out

Step Out and Find Out

People often ask me how to find their place in ministry. Some spend many years waiting to hear a voice or to receive supernatural direction. I tell them to step out and find out.

Early in my journey with God, I wanted to serve Him. I felt He had placed a call on my life but I didn’t know exactly what to do, so I tried different opportunities that were available.

A lot of them didn’t work out for me, but I kept trying different ones until I found an area that fit me. I finally came alive inside when I had an opportunity to share the Word with people. I found joy in teaching, and it was obvious I was good at it. I knew then that I had found my place in ministry.

Sometimes the only way to discover God’s will is to practice what I call “stepping out and finding out.” If you have prayed about a situation and don’t seem to know what you should do, take a step of faith. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake. Step out and God will guide you.

Prayer Starter: God, I trust You, and I know that You will direct my steps, so I’m not afraid to step out and find out what You have for me.

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From Joyce Meyer
Step Out and Take Action

Develop Your Potential and Do Something Now

You may know that God’s created you with great potential, but you can’t stop there. You have to develop your potential.

I believe that many people are unhappy because they aren’t doing anything to develop their potential. If you want to see your potential developed to its fullest, don’t wait until everything is perfect. Do something now. Start laying your hand to whatever is in front of you.

You must give your potential some form by doing something with it. You will never find what you are capable of doing if you never try anything.

Don’t be so afraid of failing that you never take a chance. Don’t stay in the safety zone. You may feel safe, but you will never succeed at developing your full potential or being fulfilled in what you are doing. Step out into what you feel God is leading you to do, and you will soon discover what you can and cannot do.

You are full of God-given potential, and He wants to do more through your life than you could ever imagine, but it requires your cooperation. Step out and serve Him wholeheartedly today.

Prayer Starter: Lord, in everything I do, I want to serve You wholeheartedly. Thank You for encouraging me to step out and take action, developing the great potential You have given me.

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The Best Things Happen to Those Who Rely on Christ

So many people, including myself, regularly come to places in our lives where we haven’t been before. We’re inexperienced in that area and so our natural tendency is to move back into the familiar.

Fear always comes against us when we face new things. But if you think about it, everything you’re doing right now is something that at one time you had never done before.

In Joshua 1 we see a man who’d been given a huge task by God—one I’m sure he didn’t feel ready for. Can you imagine how Joshua felt when Moses died and God told him that he was going to take over and lead Israel into the Promised Land?

Fortunately, God knew Joshua was up to the task. In verse six (AMP), we see God commanding him: “Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.”

It never ceases to amaze me what God will allow a person to do if they will just step out in faith.

Instead of being afraid of new things, you and I ought to be excited about new challenges and opportunities that arise in our lives. Even when everybody else tells us it’s impossible, if we will step out in faith like Joshua and follow God, He will give us the grace to go forward.

The Power Isn’t in Our Perfection—It’s in God’s Plan

Early in my ministry, I had the idea to do a local TV talk show in St. Louis. We got a group of ladies together who were well versed in the Word and we rented some studio space at a local TV station to do the taping. I was trying to do an interview show but the funny thing is, every time I asked a question, I’d answer it myself! I just couldn’t quiet down long enough to let anybody answer my question.

Do you know what kind of response we got from airing that program? In six months we got one piece of mail. Why didn’t it work? I wasn’t waiting on God.

A few years later, God told us to go on TV and we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. We rented a banquet room where the ceiling was too low and some of the tiles were caving in. I had a podium and then for a backdrop we took this blue thing that looked like a shower curtain and strung it up on a pole behind me. It just looked ridiculous, but the very first day my program aired, we got 125 calls. I thought we’d died and gone to heaven!

See, when God’s hand is on something—even if it’s not pretty or polished—His anointing makes it work.

Finding Your Fulfillment in the Great Unknown

You know, it’s a great privilege to not live by your circumstances but by what God puts in your heart. If you mess up, at least you will have the satisfaction of knowing you tried.

Find God’s destiny for your life. Find what’s going to fulfill you and all you’re meant to be. Then choose to be bold enough to step out on an amazing, memorable, life-changing journey.

When you step out into the unknown to do what you believe is God’s will, He may not give you a blueprint to work with, but He will guide you step-by-step along the way.

I encourage you to do what’s in your heart because in order to be fulfilled in your life and ministry, the only thing you ever have to be concerned about is this: Am I following God?

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