Step On Out, God’s Got You!

“Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.” Isaiah 41:10 (The Message)

Have you ever noticed how intense the resistance can be whenever you start to step out in faith to do something you have never done? No matter how much you know you need to make that change, take that step, set that boundary, or fulfill that dream, the fear tries to drown out all that can be in favor of the status quo. Do not underestimate the cunning of your spiritual enemy, My Friend. He will use Scripture (misapplied, of course), family and friends, imaginary obstacles, procrastination, and outright lies to keep you from moving forward. Why do you suppose the devil is putting up such a fight? What does he not want you to experience? These tactics can eat up years of your life if you let them. How long will you wait before you decide you will trust God, My Friend? So much beauty, freedom, excitement, joy, and growth await you on the other side.

God is not slack concerning His promise to be with you when you take that step, so why are you still standing there? It is time to move forward, even if you have to do it timid, afraid, trembling, and uncertain. I have learned that those emotions are the devil’s smoke screen. Call his bluff and you will see him more clearly for the liar and thief of your destiny that he is. You will also experience how faithful, how big, and how loving God is when you see what He has waiting on the other side of your fear. You have nothing to lose but all that has been holding you back. You have everything to gain, so step on out! God’s got you!

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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