Steps of Faith and Growth

By on January 13, 2014

By Daphne E. Tarango −

Thank you to everyone who replied to my poll on stepping out in faith. We had a lot of discussion and great comments. Several of you mentioned that you experience self-doubt once you take a step of faith.

  • Second-guessing.
  • Cold feet.
  • Mixed feelings.

I feel ya–I really do.

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The step of faith is a step into the unknown. It’s a step into new, uncharted territory–into utter and complete trust in the One who has called us to take that step in the first place.

Stepping out in faith is a sign of growth, my word of the year.

  • Can I do this?
  • What if I fail?
  • Should I step back–or keep going anyway?

Stepping out stretches us, dear ones. We learn to trust not in ourselves and our efforts–but in God’s. He alone can do what we feel we aren’t capable of doing ourselves. We are then in a place where we continue to look to Him for guidance and wisdom and not rely on our own.

What is He calling you to do? What step does He want you to take?

  • To start a new career?
  • To seek help for your addictions?
  • To move on from an unhealthy relationship?
  • To help someone in need?
  • To adopt?

I encourage you to do that which He wants you to do. Take that step of faith, my friend. Ask others to join with you in prayer. If God wants you to take that step, He trusts that you are ready–maybe even overdue–for this new part of your journey with Him.

It may be difficult, but remember…you have Him leading you and others beside you. Fear is natural, so don’t bury those feelings. Express them to Him. Tell Him your hesitations, but vow to keep going anyway. “Happy are those who hear the word of God and obey it” (Luke 11:28).

Stepping out in faith…It’s all a part of growth–mine and yours.

A person may plan his own journey, but the LORD directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9).

Come alongside…What is God calling you to do? Will you take that step of faith? What do you fear? How can you express those feelings to Him and obey Him in the process? How will stepping out grow you?

I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Big hugs,

 Originally posted on Daphne Writes.

About Daphne Tarango

Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer who comforts others with the comfort she has received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Daphne has gone through lots of change in her 30-something years, but with God’s help she is learning to say, “Thank you, God, for the gift of change.” For more information about Daphne or to read more of her work, visit:

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Steps of Faith and Growth