“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Is God asking you to do something beyond your natural ability –– outside of your comfort zone?

If so, you’re not alone. God often asks us to do things we’re completely unqualified and unprepared to do. Pursuing God’s Calling typically stretches our faith and can be downright uncomfortable –– at times, even painful. Following God’s lead requires an extra dose of faith and courage, often, more than we naturally possess.

As we surrender to our God-given hopes and dreams, our natural courage and strength are often quickly replaced with fear. Fear, that ushers in doubt and ultimately keeps us from moving forward with God’s perfect plan. But, rest assured, God never leaves, after giving us an assignment. When God asks us to do something, no matter how difficult, He will always be with us and will always provide everything we need to see it through. So, we need not fear.

Philippians 4:13 reminds us, God will give us the strength we need to do everything He calls us to do. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy or painless. But, it does mean, God will give us the courage, endurance, and ability to complete any and all – God-given tasks.

Quite often, we need to be reminded to choose courage over fear, to boldly pursue God’s will, and to confidently count on Him every step of the way.

Be confident in God’s presence and provisions today, as you step out in faith to pursue your God-given hopes and dreams –– even if they are outside the comfort zone!

What is God encouraging you to do today?

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