People often ask, “How do I find the destiny the Lord has called me to? I just do not have a complete picture of what God is saying.” Some people spend many years waiting to hear a voice from heaven or they wait until they receive supernatural direction. Many never receive it. I believe that we must learn to step out in faith, and God will lead us from there. It is hard to steer a car that is not moving. The Lord tells us, “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure” (Prov. 16:9, RSV). God leads one step at a time; and if you take one step forward, and it’s the wrong way, He will let you know before you go too far. Step out in faith and find which doors God will open for you and which ones He will close. When you take one small step of faith, and God opens a door, then you can take another step. If He closes the door, then you can back off. Pray and try another direction or wait awhile; and then step out again. Even the parents of Jesus had to make some adjustments in their direction until they had it right. An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him to take baby Jesus back to Israel. So Joseph headed in that direction; but on the way, he was frightened to hear that the new king was Herod’s son, who also wanted to kill Jesus. Then in another dream, Joseph was warned not to go to Judea, so they went to Galilee instead and lived in Nazareth (see Matt. 2:19-23). Joseph and Mary took one step at a time. We should do the same.
Take a step of faith
About the Author: Larry Kreider
Larry has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,100 churches in 25 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally. Read about Larry or catch up on Larry’s blog.