Step Out – Part 2

Step Out – Part 2

Over the last few years I have noticed that when I put myself into unfamiliar situations, I begin to expose a lot about myself, my leadership, and my relationship with God. Unfamiliar situations will do this to the best of us, and I firmly believe that evaluating the way we handle change is a wonderful way to scale our relationship with Christ.

Recently I shared a post about my cross-country move to a new state, city, and ministry position. And although it’s only been about a week since I have arrived, I can’t begin to explain how much I’ve already learned, grown, and experienced.

Within the last week I have found myself in situations that I have never encountered, while meeting people I’ve never talked to, and giving spiritual guidance to people with problems I’ve never heard of. The experience has been incredible, and growth that God has implanted into my life has been exponential.

My reason for posting this is to tell you: God teaches through change!

It’s almost impossible for us to learn new things while living life in a constant routine. Why? Because you’re never prompted to take risks or do anything new.

1. Start a business. 

2. Go on a missions trip. 

3. Start a non-profit. 

4. Move to a different state.

5. Move to a different country. 

6. Plant a church. 

7. Write a book. 

8. Start a blog. 

In regards to your relationship with Jesus: I can’t begin to express how important it is for you to do something bold, new, and out of your comfort zone. I truly believe that is when God will move most in our lives.

I’m not sure what your “out of the ordinary” experience is, but I do know that you are missing out on an incredible chance to grow as a person, leader, and child of God; Regardless if you succeed or not.

I encourage you to share this post with a friend, co-worker, or family member. Encourage someone to step out and fulfill their callings.

- Jarrid Wilson

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  • Melody Belle April 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Wow. I believe God has just used this article to speak this message into my life again. I’m still not sure what the “move” is for me yet, but I’m excited. (Please pray!) Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear about the growth that is taking place in your life!

  • Rachelle February 15, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Our family has moved a lot, and yes, God does teach through change. But I also think we must be careful about changing only for the sake of changing. There’s God-led risk, and then there’s the type we just concoct ourselves. God can use the second type, but I’d much rather follow the plans He’s laid out than my own.

  • Dave Arnold February 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Great post! This has been my life’s theme for awhile: God works the most when we are displaced – out of the nest. I’m praying for your new location and the ministry God’s entrusted you with!

    • Jarrid Wilson Author February 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Thanks Dave!

  • Brittani February 12, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Amen to this!

    I’m brand new in my walk with Christ. I’ve struggled with social anxiety all my life. I’m working on getting involved with a local church to get out and meet fellow believers. It’s going to be a challenge and a change, but I know it’s going to teach me to lean on the Lord and that He will always be with me and carry me. Appreciate you & your posts!

  • Laura February 12, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    I have made a decision to do something different (last night actually). I decided to pursue my life without God for a while. It seems that when I felt closer to God, my life was completely stalled. Sometimes, I was even moving in the wrong direction, engaging in bad behaviors I thought I had put behind me. We’ll see where I end up, but right now it feels good.

    • Jarrid Wilson Author February 12, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      Amen. I am praying for you Laura.

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